Staff Reporter

KANCHEEPURAM: A group of Protestant Christians organised a ‘prayer-fasting' demonstration at Pothatturpet near Tiruttani on Tuesday.

They urged the State government to arrest those who vandalised the “Prince of Peace” church on a hillock near Pothatturpet on February 25.

Enquiries reveal that on February 26 pastor Jeevanandham, who was taking care of the maintenance of the place of worship located atop a nearby hillock, found the roof and windows of the church building and the benches and desks inside damaged. Immediately, a complaint was lodged with the Pothatturpet police.

The demonstrators, who assembled at the fasting venue under the leadership of the Ambur area Pastor John Raj and the Tiruttani area Pastor Johnson, read verses from the Bible and held placards, demanding action against those responsible for the vandalism.

They also urged the government to grant permission for continuance of Friday and Sunday masses at the church, constructed in 1971.