Bus fare hike protests

Students and citizens continued their agitation against the bus fare hike across many parts of the state for the third day in succession. In Chennai, a group of law  students were picked up by the police when they tried to block the road on Anna Salai.

They tried to organise a road roko which led to traffic congestion and were immediately bundled into a waiting police van. Protests by students condemning the hike was also staged in Perambulur. Pudukottai, Tiruchi, Kumbakonam and Thanjavur.Government employees belonging to the Tamil Nadu Government Employees Association organised a protest in Virudhunagar.In Krishnagiri district, students tore bus passes that were distributed to them.Similar protests were also held in Gobichettipalayam and Namakkal districts.