As many as 50,000 party cadres are participating in the massive protest that is set to bring the state to a complete shutdown. They are protesting against the "repressive regime" and the "political vendetta" of the AIADMK govt. Demonstrations and courting of arrest are planned by senior leaders across the city.
Taking the slogan for the protest, "Jail fill, but no bail" seriously, as many as 10 former DMK Ministers and thousands of party workers are courting arrest in 22 different locations in the city. Other DMK leaders Dayanidhi Maran and MK Stalin are also courting arrest.
Security personnel are on standby to avoid any unforeseen incidents and buses are lined up in the streets to arrest the protestors.