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first_imgPolice forcibly removed protesters from protest venues at Alanganallur, famous for jallikattu events, when they refused to heed to their repeated requests to disperse.According to Alanganallur police, 20 people, many of them policemen, were injured in stone-pelting by protesters. Roads near the protest venue was strewn with stones, glass pieces and logs.Alanganallur village is now under the control of the police, they added.Police said protesters at Cuddalore, Tirunelveli and Erode had dispersed.Earlier, the Alanganallur village committee, which was satisfied with the ordinance, had agreed to hold jallikattu on February 1 and thanked those who participated in the agitation in favour of the bull-taming sport.Though the decision of the local committee was made through public announcement system, some miscreants at the agitation venue refused to disperse and started pelting stones, police said.There was a scuffle between police and some youths in which protesters were injured. Police were forced to take action as several rounds of talks failed, an official said.Police said the situation was fully under control and some persons who were seen instigating the crowd have been detained for questioning.Meanwhile, DIG of Police Anand Somani led a flag march in the village to boost the confidence of the local people.In Madurai, Additional SP Murugesh held talks with protesting students and urged them to disperse.One woman was injured in the scuffle between police and youths in the city.Police resorted to lathicharge at two places in Coimbatore to disperse protesters who allegedly indulged in stone pelting against the security force.advertisementA group of students of a private engineering college squatted on the airport road to protest eviction from VOC Park Grounds and seeking a permanent solution to the jallikkattu issue.Police resorted to mild lathicharge after they refused to disperse, police said.Three police personnel, including a woman, were injured when they started pelting stones. The injured have been admitted to the government hospital, they said.Meanwhile, some 200 people sat on dharna near the Central Bus stand in Gandhipuram to protest police action. Police managed to chase them away.According to police, about 300 persons, including students, who were removed from VOC Park grounds during the crackdown and lodged at a marriage hall, refused to have lunch and announced their decision to observe a fast, police said. PTI SSN NVM BN AARlast_img