In Bengaluru, Thousands of Vokkaligas Protest Shivakumar's Arrest
Members of Vokkaliga community along with Congress, Janata Dal(S) and Karnataka Rakshana Vedike gathered for a protest in Bengaluru on Wednesday, 11 September to show solidarity with Congress leader DK Shivakumar, who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in an alleged money laundering case earlier this month.
Thousands of people have poured in, and the police have made elaborate arrangements and diverted traffic all along the procession route.
Shivakumar belongs to the Vokkaliga community.
The protest started from National College Grounds and has reached the Freedom Park.
Congress and JD(S) outfits on Tuesday gave a call for a "Raj Bhavan Chalo" march on Wednesday.
A delegation of leaders of these outfits will address the gathering on Wednesday after which they will march towards the Raj Bhavan.
In order to facilitate flow of traffic, diversions have been put in place. Commuters plying from KG Road via Palace Road must turn right at Elite Junction and go through Tank Bund Road.
Those going to Chalukya Circle must must turn left near Maharani College Bridge and go through KR Circle.
Let the Protest Be Peaceful: Shivakumar