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TN trust vote aftermath: Stalin goes on hunger strike, courts arrest

By Vicky

The leader of opposition and DMK's working president M K Stalin was detained by police along with his party leaders from Marina beach. Hundreds of DMK members joined Stalin in protest as he went on a hunger strike near Gandhi statue in Marina beach. Police, however, detained Stalin and other DMK leaders from the site.

The DMK has launched a state-wide protest against the attack on their leader M K Stalin in the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly following visuals of him being carried away by the marshals were aired on television.

DMK leader M K Stalin with his supporters and party men at the Marina Beach in Chennai.

Stalin says that he would continue with his hunger strike until the governor acts. He, however, courted arrest in less than two hours of launching his protest. The governor has the option to call for a fresh floor test if he feels that the process was unfair.

Meanwhile, DMK cadres across the state came out on the streets and protested. Stalin along with all other MLAs sat in protest at the Gandhi statue at the Marina beach. Scores of DMK supporters also made their way to Marina beach to join the protest. Several highways were blocked across Tamil Nadu after DMK cadres hit the streets. There were protests along the Bengaluru-Chennai highway as well. DMK cadres were filled into buses and taken away by the police from the protest site.

Smashed buses

In Karur district of the state, micreants peleted stones at buses and smashed some windshields.

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