Jul 302012

New Delhi: On day two of his indefinite fast, all eyes will be on Anna Hazare and whether the social activist can manage to pull the crowds on Monday too. More than 6000 people gathered at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on Sunday to support Anna Hazare. Around 400 Team Anna members, including Arvind Kejriwal have been on fast since Thursday.

Anna supporters also gathered in large numbers at India Gate where they held a candlelight protest march. Earlier on Sunday, Anna supporters protested in front of Home Minister P Chidambaram’s house in Chennai.

Anna Hazare on Sunday said the protest outside the Prime Minister’s residence was a result of people’s anger, but the anti-graft crusader disapproved of defacement of walls there.

“How long people will tolerate? But if something like this (defacement of walls) has happened, I apologise for that. The slogans (written on walls) were inappropriate. We should think before taking any such step as people are watching our agitation,” he told reporters.

Scores of Team Anna supporters on Sunday protested outside the 7, Race Course Road residence of the Prime Minister and threw coal pieces into the premises besides defacing walls.

In a letter to Team Anna, police said around 100 supporters had protested outside the Prime Minister’s residence, staged a snap demonstration and threw water bottles, lumps of coal, currency notes and coins inside the premises.

“They were very aggressive and was removed from there only after great difficulty,” the letter said requesting Team Anna members not to make any provocative speeches.


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