Protests against Rajini post Periyar comment, security beefed up

Last Modified Wednesday, 22 January 2020 (17:35 IST)
Chennai: Security at actor Rajinikanth's Poes Gardenresidence has been enhanced in the wake of protests announced bypro-demanding an apology from him for his remarksagainst Rationalist leader Periyar.Police sources said a three-tier security cover has been provided at his residence.
Meanwhile, members of gathered near Semmozhi Poonga, about a km from Rajini's house, and shouted slogans denouncingthe actor for his remarks that in the 1971 rally taken out by Periyar in Salem in which unclothed idols of Lord Ram and Sita were taken and were garlanded with chappals.
When the protestors, carrying placards, tried to proceed towards the actor's house, they were arrested by the police. They said their protests would continue till tendered an apology.
It may be noted that the actor said he would neither express regret not tender an apology as what he said was not imaginary and were based on what appeared in the media.(UNI)
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