5,000 Protest Against Jallikattu Ban At Chennai’s Marina Beach
About 5,000 youngsters gathered at the beach through Tuesday and stayed overnight, asking that the ban be revoked.
Even as the Union government remains silent on issuing an ordinance allowing Jallikattu, the protests in Tamil Nadu against the ban on the sport refuse to die down, and have since only gathered more momentum.
About 5,000 youngsters gathered at the Marina beach in Chennai through Tuesday and stayed overnight, asking that the ban be revoked.
Protesters slept on the beach, stating that they will not leave until Jallikattu is allowed to happen. Some of them also asked for a meeting with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.
The number of protesters was so high that the crowd spilled over to the beach road.
The protesters also demanded a ban on People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the organisation which has been fighting the legal battle to ban Jallikattu.
The protesters were peaceful and held posters and placards in support of Jallikattu.
The entire protest was galvanised on social media, with no single organisation taking the lead in the protest.
Police, present in heavy numbers, asked the protesters to disperse, but they refused.
People participating in the protest helped each other with food and water.
RJ Balaji, who has been vocal in his support for Jallikattu, also attended the protest.
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