So far 13 protesters were killed as the corporate state, unleashed a brutal attack on the peaceful protesters who were marching to the Thoothukudi district collector office to submit their petition against the Sterlite Copper plant in the district. The protest against sterlite had entered 100th day on May 22nd and about one Lakh people from in and around the Thoothukudi district joined the peaceful procession. When the procession entered the collector office premise, police started firing and provoked violence. The entire district is brought under the clutches of Police and the firing continued for second day on May 23rd.
Techies working in various IT companies in Mahindra City Chennai joined together to register their protest against the killings. They formed a human chain, holding placards demanding ban on sterlite and condemning the brutal murder of innocent lives.