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Anti-Kudankulam project protests spread to Chennai

| Updated on: Sep 11, 2012

The protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project today spread to Chennai with members of various parties and outfits being arrested for staging road blockade in various parts of the city.

Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi founder and Lok Sabha MP Thol Thirumavalavan and MDMK leader Mallai Sathya were among the scores of agitators who were arrested for staging roadblocks in different parts of the city, police said, adding that smaller outfits like MMK also staged protest.

The protestors condemned yesterday’s police firing in Tutircorin district where a fisherman was killed and opposed the loading of uranium fuel at the nuclear plant in Tirunelveli district.

The anti-nuclear protests had taken a violent turn yesterday with protestors clashing with police, resulting in lathi-charge and firing of teargas shells by police at Idinthakarai in Tirunelveli district and firing at Tuticorin.

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had appealed for calm and cooperation from the people of Idinthakarai, assuring that the venture being implemented in collaboration with Russia was safe.

Published on March 12, 2018

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