I’m Gauri, We Are All Gauri: Thousands Chant on Bengaluru Streets
 Procession to protest killing of <a href="https://twitter.com/Iamgauri_">#GauriLankesh</a> in Anand Rao Circle, Bengaluru.
Procession to protest killing of #GauriLankesh in Anand Rao Circle, Bengaluru.
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I’m Gauri, We Are All Gauri: Thousands Chant on Bengaluru Streets

Thousands flocked the roads of Bengaluru, pledging to take Gauri Lankesh’s fight forward. Police estimated that about 4,000 to 5,000 people participated in the ‘I Am Gauri’ rally.

Echoes of voices chanting “I am Gauri, we are Gauri”, could be heard as citizens marched from Bengaluru city railway station to Central College ground, where a convention was conducted.

At the Central College, the organisers made it clear that the rally was not a condolence meeting, but a show of strength and unity.

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  • More than 4,000 people joined a rally protesting the killing of Gauri Lankesh at City Centre College, Bengaluru on Tuesday
  • ‘No more attacks on the voice of dissent’ was the message voiced out at the protest
  • Prominent journalists, social workers, filmmakers, religious leaders and politicians took part
  • A special edition of the Guari Lankesh Patrike was released during the rally
  • Medha Patkar, Teesta Setalvad, P Sainath, Sitaram Yechury, among others shared their anguish over her death
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'Sea of Protesters Clamour for Justice in Bengaluru'

Special Edition of Gauri Lankesh Patrike Unveiled

Special issue of Gauri Lankesh Patrike for the #IAmGauri rally.
Special issue of Gauri Lankesh Patrike for the #IAmGauri rally.
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@RohanV)
If you thought you can silence Gauri Lankesh with your bullets, here we are releasing a special edition of Gauri Lankesh Patrike.
Staff Reporter at the rally

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Citizens holding posters at #IAmGauri rally.
Citizens holding posters at #IAmGauri rally.
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Protestors Flock the Streets of Bengaluru

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    Colourful masks at the #IAmGauri rally&nbsp;
    Colourful masks at the #IAmGauri rally (Photo: Arun Dev/The Quint)
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    Citizens rally for justice
    Citizens rally for justice(Photo: Arun Dev/The Quint)
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    Mountain of umbrellas to symbolise a demand for justice
    Mountain of umbrellas to symbolise a demand for justice(Photo: Arun Dev/The Quint)
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    Cartoonish representation of Gauri Lankesh’s killing
    Cartoonish representation of Gauri Lankesh’s killing(Photo: Arun Dev/The Quint)

'My Greetings to All Gauris Gathered Here': Indira Lankesh

Reminiscence of Lankesh Patrike

Special edition of Gauri Lankesh Patrike released at #<a href="https://twitter.com/Iamgauri_">IAmGauri </a>rally.
Special edition of Gauri Lankesh Patrike released at #IAmGauri rally.
(Photo: Twitter/@ArunDev1)

Activist Neela K's Message to the Fascists

Prominent Personalities Participate in #IAmGauri Rally

Medha Patkar, Sitaram Yechuri, Teesta Setalvad, Siddarth Varadarajan and AK Subbaiah to speak at #IAmGauri rally.
Medha Patkar, Sitaram Yechuri, Teesta Setalvad, Siddarth Varadarajan and AK Subbaiah to speak at #IAmGauri rally.
(Photo: Twitter/@ArunDev1)

Distinguished Faces Attend the Rally

Freedom fighter H.S Doreswamy, journalist P. Sainath, activist Kavita Krishnan among the speakers at #IAmGauri conclave.
Freedom fighter H.S Doreswamy, journalist P. Sainath, activist Kavita Krishnan among the speakers at #IAmGauri conclave.
(Photo: Twitter/@ArunDev1)

Citizens Rally for Justice in Central College

People Across Social Classes Participate in the Rally

Leelavathi, a domestic help from Gangavthi at the #<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IAmGauri?src=hash&amp;lang=en">IAmGauri</a> rally.
Leelavathi, a domestic help from Gangavthi at the #IAmGauri rally.
(Photo: Twitter/@ArunDev1)
School children join the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IAmGauri?src=hash">#IAmGauri</a> rally in Bengaluru.
School children join the #IAmGauri rally in Bengaluru.
(Photo: Twitter/@ArunDev1)

Voices Across Bengaluru Clamour for Justice

Several citizens marched in support of the ‘I Am Gauri’ resistance movement. The rally began from the city railway station and moved towards Central College, where the national convention is being held.

Protests in Bengaluru.
Protests in Bengaluru.
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@Iamgauri_)

Gauri Lankesh's Killing Sparks Outcry in Bengaluru

A national-level rally organised by the Gauri Lankesh Hatya Virodhi Horata Vedike is being held in Benguluru to protest the killing of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh.

Announcing the rally ‘I am Gauri – Save Our Democracy’, senior Kannada writer K Marulasidappa said:

The message that the killers of Gauri wanted to send us, progressive thinkers and democrats, was that we should shut up or face consequences. But, we need to tell them in a clear voice that we are not afraid and we will exercise our Constitutional right of free expression.

Several writers and eminent persons are taking part in the rally at the Central College ground, K Neela, convener of the organisation, told The Hindu.

The rally is being held from the Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station to the Central College ground. According to News 18, 300 police personnel have been deployed to manage the crowd.

Who Was Gauri Lankesh?

A distinguished Indian journalist critical of Hindu nationalist politics, Lankesh was shot dead outside her residence in Bengaluru, late on 5 September.

Known for her brazen and outspoken attitude, Lankesh, 55, was the editor of the weekly tabloid, Lankesh Patrike. The tabloid, published in Kannada, was run by a group of 50 people.

According to the local police, she was walking home after parking her car, when unidentified assailants shot her at close range, between 8 pm and 8.30 pm.

Addressing a press conference a day after her death, Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah said a police team has been set up to investigate the case.

Several journalists’ bodies held protests across major cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata, as a mark of protest.