Theatres join Jallikkattu protest; cancel morning/matinee shows today

Theatres across Tamil Nadu have joined the Jallikkattu protests taking place throughout the State by cancelling the morning and matinee shows today (20th January).

Jallikkattu protests have reached an unprecedented high in the State as students and youths have been protesting non-stop for the past four days in all the major cities and towns. Lakhs of people have been sitting at the Marina Beach in Chennai on non-stop protest, helped and aided by NGOs and social activists who have been providing them with food packets, biscuits, water and blankets to help their night-stay on the sands.

‘Abirami’ Ramanathan and Panneerselvam have issued a joint statement on behalf of Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners’ Association stating that “Never before the State has witnessed such huge and wide-spread protests not sponsored by any political party. The Jallikkattu protests, have thus become one of the most prominent protests witnessed in the history of independent India.

“Theatres join the protests spearheaded by students and youths by deciding to cancel two shows today (20th January): no theatre in the State would be screening the morning and matinee shows today to adhere to our decision of expressing solidarity with the striking protesters,” the statement said.

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