You can expect more action today
Undeterred by police action, supporters of Anna Hazare will continue to protest on Wednesday in the city.mumbai Updated: Aug 17, 2011 00:50 IST
Undeterred by police action, supporters of Anna Hazare will continue to protest on Wednesday in the city.
Azad Maidan will remain the centre of the protests with the Mumbai unit of India Against Corruption (IAC) asking volunteers to reach the grounds by 10am.
Around 2pm, protest rallies will begin from Azad Maidan and will proceed to areas including Borivli, Thane, Dadar, Bhandup and Navi Mumbai.
“Residents will lead the protest rallies to their respective areas from Azad Maidan in the afternoon. One of the biggest rallies has been planned at Juhu beach around 5.30pm,” said Ruben Mascarenhes, IAC volunteer.
Agitations are also expected to take place at some railway stations. “We have requested all volunteers to gather at Azad Maidan, but some volunteers will be protesting at their nearby railway stations. Our schedule for tomorrow has not been ascertained as people are still informing us about their respective protests marches, which they are planning independently,” said Piyush Bhatia, IAC volunteer.
On Tuesday, around 100 volunteers, who began their indefinite hunger strike at Azad Maidan to express their solidarity with Hazare, had to leave the grounds at 6 pm after police shut the grounds. They were taken by IAC’s organisers to New Mahajanwadi Building at Sandhrust Road. “We have offered accommodation to people on indefinite fast so that they can rest properly at night,” said Kantibhai Sawala, IAC volunteer. The volunteers will be back at Azad Maidan on Wednesday, he added.
First Published: Aug 17, 2011 00:49 IST