'Miscreants' trying to hijack protest, bring bad name: Rajinikanth on Jallikattu protest

2 months ago | 23-01-2017 | ANI

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jan. 23 : Actor Rajinikanth on Monday asked protestors, who are protesting the ban of bull-taming sport, Jallikattu to end their protest as some 'miscreants' are trying to hijack the protest and bring a bad name to them.

Taking to social media, the superstar wrote a page in Tamil, calling on protesters to end their protest.

The actor came out in favour of the bull-taming sport along with music composer A R Rahman and other top Tamil actors four days ago.

Amid protest over the bull-taming sport, the Tamil Nadu assembly on Monday unanimously passed the Jallikattu Bill.

The Bill was earlier was tabled in the assembly for approval.

Protests in support of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu turned violent today as the police physically removed thousands of protesters at Chennai's Marina Beach, in Madurai and in Coimbatore.

Clashes through the day blocked the Old Mahabalipuram Road that is called Chennai's IT corridor, home to IT offices and engineering colleges. Protesters alleged that the police used force and women were injured. Cars were set on fire outside a police station near the beach.

The police blamed the violence on 'anti-social elements' insinuating themselves in the crowd.