Oppositions parties’ “rail roko” protest in favour of demanding constitution of the Cauvery Water Management Board entered second consecutive day on October 18.
Earlier on October 17, opposition parties including the DMK held a state-wide rail blockade protest announced by a farmer’s federation over the Cauvery issue. The rail roko protest aimed to set up the Cauvery Management Borad (CMB).
Chennai was majorly hit by the protest, although it was a planned agitation conducted across the state.
The railway stations which got majorly affected by the protest and witnessed a large crowd were Perambur, Chennai Central and Saidaipet.
Thousands of DMK party leaders and workers, flocked to the Perambur railway stations, which blocked the entire zone.
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Some of the busy roads across the stations were also crippled on October 16, resulting in extreme inconvenience to the commuters.
DMK party members led by MK Stalin reached spot and tried to create menace by breaking it through the barricades with his followers and forcibly entered the station.
Even though a large number of policemen were deployed, crowd was uncontrollable, which numbered in thoudsands.