Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Vijay and Suriya protest over Cauvery, Sterlite issues

The who's who of Tamil film industry participated in a protest held by the Nadigar Sangam in support of multiple issues that have been dominating the political landscape of Tamil Nadu. A symbolic silent protest was held at Chennai’s Valluvar Kottam on Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm to express solidarity with people protesting against the Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi and to put pressure on the Central government to set up Cauvery board.
protest over Cauvery, Sterlite issues
The who’s who of Tamil film industry participated in a protest held by the Nadigar Sangam in support of multiple issues that have been dominating the political landscape of Tamil Nadu. A symbolic silent protest was held at Chennai’s Valluvar Kottam on Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm to express solidarity with people protesting against the Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi and to put pressure on the Central government to set up Cauvery board.
protest over Cauvery, Sterlite issues
Twin pillars of Tamil cinema Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan also took part in the protest. The political rivals shared the stage and were also seated next to each other.
protest over Cauvery, Sterlite issues
The Nadigar Sangam office bearers, president Nassar, Vishal, Karthi, Ponvannan and others were also in attendance at the event.
protest over Cauvery, Sterlite issues
While all other actors refrained from making a speech at the protest event, Sathyaraj made an impromptu impassioned speech. After raging a slogan for Cauvery board and against Sterlite plant, he said, “We won’t be afraid of any government. We won’t back off even you send in an army. Those who have the courage to protest with Tamilians stay here or run away and hide somewhere.”
protest over Cauvery, Sterlite issues
Before joining the protest, Rajinikanth made a statement to the media and appealed to the Centre to follow the Supreme Court directions on the Cauvery issues without any further delay.
protest over Cauvery, Sterlite issues
Actor Vijay, Suriya, Vikram, Dhanush, Sivakarthikeyan, Vijay Sethupathi, Sathyaraj and his son Sibiraj and Prasanth also attended the protest. However, the complete absence of leading female actors of Tamil cinema didn’t escape the attention.

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