Chennai Lawyers Protest

Over 150 lawyers were arrested on Friday for participating in a protest march outside the Tamil Nadu secretariat. They were agitating against the violence in the Madras High Court complex on Thursday.

Madras Bar Association President S. Prabhakaran was also arrested.

Earlier, the lawyers’ agitation issue dominated proceedings in the Tamil Nadu Assembly.

As soon as the session started, opposition members demanded that the Question Hour be postponed to discuss Thursday’s violence in which more than 100 lawyers were injured.

The Madras High Court has ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the violence.

Over 100 lawyers were injured outside the Madras High Court after police baton charged them for attacking Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy


February 26, 2009. general.

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