Writers, journalists and members of TN film fraternity stage protest over deaths in Thoothukudi

Updated:6 months, 2 weeks ago IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu), May 26 (ANI): Writers, journalists and the members of Tamil Nadu film fraternity staged a protest over the death of 13 people during the police firing during Anti-Sterlite protests in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi. The protestors demanded justice for the deceased. The protests started a few days ago over Vedanta Groups’ Sterlite Copper plant, led to violent clashes between the police and protestors. Earlier, More than 60 people were injured in the police firing during a protest against the construction of a new smelter plant by Sterlite copper mining Industries in Thoothukudi. The Madras High Court asked Tamil Nadu Government to state the reason behind blocking the internet services in Thoothukudi district and demanded a reply on the same.

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