Actor Simbu, who was among the first to raise his voice in support of the young men protesting against the ban on the traditional sport of Jallikattu, has given a fresh call for a peaceful protest.
The actor, who, with his supporters went to join the thousands of men protesting against the ban on the sport of Jallikattu at the Marina yesterday, was prevented from doing so. The actor then made an emotional appeal through a video which he posted on his Twitter account.
In his appeal, Simbu said, “We have been protesting against the ban on Jallikattu and making our voice heard. Even now, youngsters are protesting at the Marina and in several other parts of the state.
“I appeal to people to peacefully protest at a place close to your residence on Jan 18 at 8 pm. Please select a main junction close to where you reside. Make sure the place where you choose to protest is at a walkable distance from your residences as this will enable people to use restrooms in case there is a need.Once such a place is selected, let all the residents of the area congregate there at 8 pm, sit and peacefully protest the ban on Jallikattu.
“Those working in hospitals and medical shops need not come for the protest. Do not protest near hospitals or on pathways to hospitals. Ensure that the way to hospitals is free. Also, make sure that there are hotels and small shops nearby,” the actor said.
“Irrespective of how many days it takes, we will not give up our protest until they lift the ban on Jallikattu,” Simbu said.