Chennai, Jan 23: All local channels have been blacked out across Tamil Nadu. A few moments ago, protesters were lathi-charged and tear gas was used. According to reports, those most affected by this were women and children. After the police started evicting the protestors at the Marina Beach, angry protestors started pelting stones. There are reports of police vehicles being burnt near the Marina Beach. The Tamil Nadu assembly will meet at 5 pm to table the bill.
Stay tuned for latest updates on protest in support of Jallikattu:
4:20: Chief Minister O Paneerselvam is holding a meeting with top cops over the law and order situation.
3:15: Protesters are now blocking roads at various locations in Chennai.
3: 10 pm: All local channels have been blacked out across Tamil Nadu
1: 10 pm: Section 144 has been imposed in Allanganallur
12.05 pm: An elderly man and a woman severely injured in Police lathi charge
11.55 am: Protesters forcefully evicted from Alanganallur, Madurai
11.50 am: Jallikattu protests turn violent: Vehicles were set on fire by miscreants in Chennai's Ice house police station
11.45 am: Using tear gas and lathicharge is atrocious: Anbumani Ramadoss
11.45 am: Condemn police brutalities across TN on democratically protesting people: Anbumani Ramdoss
11.40 am: PETA to move SC against ordinance allowing Jallikattu
11.30 am: Police detain more than 100 protesting students near Meenakshi Hall in Coimbatore.
10.52 am: Jallikattu to be held in Alanganallur on February 1. Sundararajan, Chairman, Jallikattu committee confirms event at Alanganallur.
10.42 am: The state Govt has totally mismanaged the situation and have failed to engage with students: MK Stalin.
10.30 am: Police lathi charge Jallikattu protesters at Madurai
10.20 am: Jallikattu: Tear gas used to disperse protesters at various locations
10.14 am: Jallikattu supporters form human chain at Chennai's Marina Beach.
10.07 am: DMK walks out from the assembly as Tamil Nadu Governor speaks.
10.01 am: Tamil Nadu assembly session begins, Jallikattu bill to be tabled.
9.39 am: Its highly condemnable for using force to disperse the crowd who were fighting democratically- DMK Working president MK Stalin.
9.30 am: Jallikattu supporters being forcefully evicted by police from the protesting site in Madurai's Tamukkam.
9.20 am: Heavy police force deployment in Madurai's Alanganallur.
9.10 am: Police forcefully evict protesters assembled at Coimbatore's VOC Ground.
We urge all students to kindly support us, we are not a separate country but a state of India. Police beating us: Protester,Marina Beach pic.twitter.com/35BxuJBHKm— ANI (@ANI_news) January 23, 2017
8.30 am: Fishermen come out in support of the protesters at Chennai's Marina Beach.
8.20 am: Bill to replace ordinance on Jallikattu to be tabled in Tamil Nadu Assembly today.
7.44 am: Protesters threaten police, saying that they will commit suicide at Marina beach if forcefully removed from the site.
6.50 am: Police at Chennai's Marina Beach begin removing protesters.
6.47 am: Protesters at Chennai's Marina Beach say they believe in police but they need time to discuss about the ordinance, demand half day time.
6.43 am: Chennai: Your goal is achieved, says police requesting Marina Beach protesters to end and move.
6.40 am: SC stayed Jallikattu so lawmakers got ordinance. Bull removed from exhibition animal list according to ordinance so no stay for Jallikattu: Police
6.35 am: It will be introduced and regularised, now itself the law is in act. Ordinance is for jallikattu permanent solution says police
6.30 am: Its wrong that ordinance will dissolve after 6 months, fact is that after introduction of ordinance, it will be introduced in assembly: Police