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Anti-Sterlite violence: Tamil Nadu film fraternity stages protest

By Chennabasaveshwar

Writers, journalists, and members of Tamil Nadu film fraternity on Saturday staged a protest in Chennai's Chepauk against the death of 13 people in police firing during Anti-Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi.

Tamil Nadu film fraternity stage protest in Chennai. Courtesy: ANI news

Meanwhile, according to reports, film award ceremony function 'Vijay Awards' scheduled for today in Chennai has been cancelled.

Media persons on assignment also had to face the hardship as the town was on lockdown. All journalist gathered at Tuticorin have been literally surviving on water. Entire town on lockdown. No food supply, and fast depleting water supply as well.

According to reports, the law and order situation in Tuticorin is fast returning to normal even as miscreants torched a state government bus after intercepting it in a bridge on Friday evening. Three passengers suffered injuries in the incidents and were taken to the hospital.

Thirteen people were killed in police firing over three days in Thoothukudiand over 80 people remain injured and 16 had to undergo critical operations to survive due to the violence. The victims were part of the group of protesters who were demanding permanent closure of the Vedanta-owned Sterlite copper plant.

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