Chennai: Actor Kamal Haasan criticized the Tamil Nadu police on Monday for conducting a massive crackdown in Chennai to evict the protesters at Marina beach.
Several protesters were evicted by the police from Marina beach, where they had assembled since Tuesday night. Some were injured after an initial lathi charge.
“This is a mistake. Aggressive police action on students passive resistance will not bear good results”, Haasan Twitted. He also appealed to the students and youth not to resort to violence.
It has been six days since the protesters have been asking for a ‘permanent solution’ to remove the ban on Jallikattu. The protests turned into a massive people’s movement, with support pouring in from all fraternities including sports personalities, prominent actors and even politicians from the state.