The Trichy city police have learned a lot from the Jallikattu protests, a key lesson being not to take social media invites calling for protests lightly. Political parties and pro-Tamil outfits have been going full steam with their protests and demonstrations in the past two days for the constitution of Cauvery Management Board. With invites pouring in to protest in support of farmers, police sources said that crucial spots have come under vigil. While activists of political parties court arrest on the issue by staging road blockades and rail roko, tech-savvy youths storm social media platforms with videos, write-ups and memes to register their opinions.
With protest invites cropping up on social media platforms, particularly WhatsApp, police have intensified their patrol in Anna Nagar-Uzhavar Sandhai link road which was the epicentre of jallikattu protest.