Thiruvananthapuram: The fishermen community who are against the Vizhinjam Port today held violent attacks in the streets and disrupted traffic for hours. The protestors, headed by the Latin diocese, created a series of road blockades from the morning .The protesters unfurled fishing nets on main roads to disrupt vehicle service. A student, trying to pass over the protestors, was attacked and when Janam TV was shooting this incident, the protestors tried to attack Janam TV crew too.
The protestors blocked all the routes towards the Trivandrum International Airport. Even the service of school buses were disrupted. It is alleged that though the protestors, gathered in large groups made ruckus, police were passive and did not intervened to maintain peace.
The protestors informed that they will go on with the strike. On 19 October, protests will be held and art and cultural meeting will be staged in front of the secretariat