Jallikattu: protests continue in Kancheepuram

Protesters get widespread support from the public and businessmen.

Updated - January 19, 2017 09:16 am IST

Published - January 19, 2017 09:14 am IST - KANCHEEPURAM:

The protest demonstration in support of Jallikattu by a group of determined and indefatigable youth at Kancheepuram entered the third day on Thursday with support pouring in from all sections of the society.

The demonstrators who have spent the whole night under the open sky in a chill weather condition on Wednesday were surprised when a group of workers from exterior decorator shop arrived with shamianas on Thursday morning and started erecting the cloth roof covering the demonstration site at Vanigar Veethi.

Later in the night dinner to the protesters was sponsored by local businesses man.

Subsequently, a silk cloth business house which sponsors iron barricades to the law and order machinery brought adequate numbers of barricades to the protest site late in the night for creating a small way on one side of the carriageway for the benefit of general public to pass through the street.

Sensing the support from general public and the official machinery, as the latter did not raised any objections towards the facilities and food extended to the demonstrators, the protesting youth themselves started arranging the barricades in such a manner that movement of public to a bank premises was not affected by their demonstration.

"Swachh Bharat"

Overwhelmed by the support from the public and the government machinery, the youth cleared the paper cups, empty water sachets from the venue.

Eatables received by them in excess were shared with the daily wage load-men who used assemble at the street for work.

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