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Protesters detained, ‘denied food & water’

Coimbatore/Tirupur: The indefinite strike via government school lecturers and officials below the banner of JACTO-GEO entered the fourth day on Friday, urgent for nine-charter calls for. The day saw more than five,000 of them staging a large protest in front of the district collectorate.
The city police detained about 2,500 protestors, more than 70% of who have been women. They have been taken to two halls - VM Mahal in Ganapathy and Meenakshi Mahal on Avinashi Road - around 11am and weren't allowed to head home when NewsTread ultimate spoke to them at 11pm.

Tamil Nadu Government Collegiate Teachers’ Association president T Veeramani, who was detained via police, stated water supply to the corridor was reduce in afternoon and they weren't even supplied potable water.

“They also didn’t supply us dinner. Around 10pm, police allowed the women to depart, while they sought after to remand at least 10 males in judicial custody. But, the women refused to depart the corridor without their friends," stated some other member.

In Tirupur, more than 3,000 government school lecturers and government staff have been detained for more than 12 hours for participating in JACTO-GEO protest. They have been released around 10.30pm.

In Tirupur also police made an try to arrest 20 other people, however they later yielded to the force of other protesters, who refused to depart the non-public conventional halls on Palladam Road, the place they have been lodged.

“Police have been ready to unencumber us around 9.30pm, except the 20. But we resisted the transfer,” stated a government high school trainer.

The protesters also complained that police had no longer organized them meals and water. “After we condemned their act and raised slogans, they organized water. They, alternatively, did not supply us dinner. They are doing these kind of intentionally to derail the stir,” stated some other protester.

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