Thrissur: Members of the Karshaka Munnettam on Wednesday staged a dharna by crawling in front of the district collectorate in a symbolic protest against the government for allegedly neglecting the problems faced by the farmers of Muriyad.

The symbolic protest also included offering ‘Brahmi', a medicine to improve memory. “The authorities have forgotten Muriyad. Let the symbolic protest remind them of the problems there,” said Varghese Thoduparambil, chief organiser of Munnettam. The farmers have been fighting for long against indiscriminate sand mining in the kole lands of Muryiad.