NewsX: Kudankulam: Anti-KNPP protests turn violent, 1 killed in firing

Video-Beschreibung von newsxlive – 10.09.2012

One person was killed in police firing in Tuticorin as anti-nuclear protesters turned violent today after police foiled their repeated attempts to lay siege to the atomic power plant here against loading of uranium fuel. A 44-year old fisherman was killed when police opened fire at a group of people who clashed with them while blocking a road in Manapad coastal village as the protest spilled to neighbouring Tuticorin District, police said. At Kudankulam in Tirunelveli District, the main scene of protests for the last two days, police resorted to lathicharge and burst teargas shells to disperse over 2,000 protesters who fought pitched battles throwing stones and logs. As the baton-wielding policemen chased away the protesters, many of them moved towards the sea to escape.

Kudankulam protests spread to Chennai
Video-Beschreibung von newsxlive – 11.09.2012

The protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project today spread to Chennai with members of various parties and outfits being arrested for staging road blockade in various parts of the city. Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi founder and Lok Sabha MP Thol Thirumavalavan and MDMK leader Mallai Sathya were among the scores of agitators who were arrested for staging road-blocks in different parts of the city, police said, adding smaller outfits like MMK also staged protest. The protestors condemned yesterday’s police firing in Tutircorin district where a fisherman was killed and opposed loading of uranium fuel at the nuclear plant in Tirunelveli district.

Kudankulam sealed as tension simmers
Video-Beschreibung von newsxlive – 12.09.2012

As tension simmered, security forces sealed almost the entire town housing the atomic power plant with anti-nuclear movement leader S P Udayakumar remaining elusive after a somersault on his surrender offer. Kudankulam, the hotbed of the over year-long protests which turned violent on Monday, has almost been sealed by armed policemen who took positions at important places, especially around the KNPP site, allowing transportation of only essential commodities while clamping down on strangers. Police said they were checking vehicles and sealed areas around the nuclear plant as shops in nearby Idinthakarai and some other areas remained closed for the third day today. Bus services remained off roads in and around Kudankulam.