Comrades in the making!

The one-day strike call given by trade unions to protest against the Central Government's decision to privatise profit making public sector entities saw the participation of a large number of women and children in Tiruchi city.

While the participation of women, most of them wives of employees in Government and non-Government undertakings, was understandable, the presence of children waving trade union flags, and shouting slogans, did cause surprise to onlookers.

The police personnel on security duty in front of the Railway Junction were in a dilemma whether or not to arrest the children.

But, ultimately the children too courted arrest along with their parents, who appeared pleased with their offspring throwing up ample indications of comrades in the making.

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