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Normal life in district stalled for second consecutive day

King of the road:A bull takes stately strides through the usually busy North bus stand on Thursday.— Photo: K.K. Najeeb
King of the road:A bull takes stately strides through the usually busy North bus stand on Thursday.— Photo: K.K. Najeeb

Normal life was hit in Thrissur district for the second consecutive day with shops and business establishment remaining closed on Thursday.

Sporadic incidents of violence were reported on Thursday, the second day of the national strike called by various trade unions.

The police arrested four persons at Villadam for blocking vehicles. At Nanthikkara, agitators locked the gate of the Government High School. Security has been tightened in the district.

Buses, taxis and autorickshaws also kept off the road. The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation buses were not operated.

Government offices and banks registered poor attendance owing to absence of transport facilities. Educational institutions remained closed.

Queue-up for food

People in desperate need for cash had a hard time as many ATMs ran out of money on Thursday. As hotels and restaurants remained closed, people lined up in long queues in front of the food counter at Viyyur Central jail throughout the day.

Various trade unions took out processions in the district on Thursday. A march which was taken out on Swaraj Round ended in front of the Corporation office.

In Irinjalakuda Municipality, 26 employees reported for work on Thursday. Most of the sanitation workers also turned up for work.

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