In Pics: Day 3, Thousands gather at Marina beach in Chennai

Unfazed by pleas by the Tamil Nadu government and Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, protests in support of Jallikattu continue at Chennai's Marina Beach on the third day.

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From the rural hamlets to the headland, students have taken over the Jallikattu protests.

Students protest to lift the ban on the traditional sport:

Youngsters and students during a protest to lift the ban on Jallikattu and impose ban on PETA, at Kamarajar Salai, Marina Beach in Chennai on January 18.

Thousands gather in support of Jallikattu:

Protestors gathered at Chennai's Marina beach on January 19, demanding the ban to be lifted on the traditional sport.

Police lathi charge protestors:

Despite a police lathi charge, protesters stay put and close to 3,000 people staged an overnight protest at the beach. This, even as protests in various districts including the hotbed of Jallikattu protests, Alanganallur are seeing massive protests.

Jallikattu as usual, despite Supreme Court's orders

Despite Supreme Court ban people release the Jallikattu bull at Alanganallur in Madurai on January 19.

Colleges declare holiday in TN:

The Annamalai University has declared holiday until Sunday given the uncertainty and has asked all hostel inmates to vacate. Thirty-one colleges in Chennai alone have declared holiday on Thursday.

What is Jallikattu:

Jallikattu is a bull taming sport played in Tamil Nadu as part of Pongal celebrations. The Supreme Court banned this sport in 2014 citing animal welfare issues.

OneIndia News (with PTI inputs)

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