Beautiful protest #SupportJallikattu #MarinaProtest ~ First hand report


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Beautiful protest is when spontaneous, self-organised youth do a peaceful, non-shouting, sit-in, all night protest, importantly not threatened by the authorities. This is the way protest must happen ~ Beautiful protest ( protesters and authorities are at peaceful equilibrium)

3am In Marina beach right now  to show solidarity #SupportJallikattu #MarinaProtest Spontaneous young crowd average age less than 30. Non-violent protest #WeWantJallikattu .. Police not stopping people coming to venue.

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Police made arrangements for vehicle parking. Protesters were helping traffic movement. Self-barricaded. Food and water arrangements made, cleaned the garbage. Some protesters taking rest sleeping in the beach, grass, road.

4.30am #Marinaprotest #SupportJallikattu Crowd gathered self-organised. No unwanted shouting. Police also doing good job not threatening the crowd. Police tried to negotiate ending protest. Crowd peacefully saying #WeWantJallikattu In all credit to police/ authorities, they din’t give signs of aggression though some part of the crowd very worried, some others were ready for it.

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Met with the Domino’s Pizza India Chennai Kodambakkam team who came directly after their night shift ( worked with same set of folks during#ChennaiFloods) Amazing folks. <Respect>  Glad some of my students (now graduated) , those who attended my robotics workshop also turned up.

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5.30am #Marinaprotest #SupportJallikattu People have started coming for walking, jogging 😀#SupportJallikattu Police not stopping those who are joining, coming into the venue for the protest sit-in. 

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Proud of chennai youth. Self-regulated, peaceful yet determined crowd. All night 5000+ folks. More power to them.  Excellent non threatening conduct by the police/authorities.

Beautiful protest ( protesters and authorities are at peaceful equilibrium)

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