Demanding the arrest of five police personnel allegedly involved in the assault of lawyer S. Anandeswaran, lawyers in the city continued their sit-in protest for the seventh day on Sunday.

They are holding their protest inside the office of the Superintendent of Police.

Coimbatore Bar Association president P. Nandakumar said that a decision on the rally proposed for Tuesday was yet to be taken.

He added that their protest would continue during elections.

Sources said that a public interest litigation would come up for hearing before the Madras High Court on Tuesday seeking action against the lawyers for causing inconvenience to the public due to their protest and also against the police personnel for their inaction.

The Madras High Court on the same day will hear the anticipatory bail application filed by the two women police personnel allegedly involved in the attack of the lawyer at the Thudiyalur police station on October 7.

Condemned

Meanwhile, the Coimbatore Press Club has condemned the attack on photographers by a section of lawyers in the city on Friday.

A statement issued here said that the lawyers, who formed a human chain in front of the Collectorate on State Bank of India Road, manhandled three photo journalists and attempted to damage their cameras.

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