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Vijay, Suriya, Ashwin and Other Celebrities Lead Charge for Jallikattu

Images of Actor Suriya and Vijay.

Images of Actor Suriya and Vijay.

Thousands of protesters, mostly youth have gathered at Marina Beach in Chennai demanding the removal of ban on Jallikattu - Tamil Nadu's bull-taming sport - after talks with the government officials failed on Tuesday.

Chennai: Thousands of protesters, mostly youth have gathered at Marina Beach in Chennai demanding the removal of ban on Jallikattu - Tamil Nadu's bull-taming sport - after talks with the government officials failed on Tuesday.

Celebrities are leading the charge in favour of the sport by putting out statements and tweets.

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin tweeted for "peaceful protest"in favour of Jallikattu.

Actor Vijay "saluted" protestors for coming together for this cause. He also released a video on Twitter for the same.

Actor Suriya too batted for the sport: "It's in the people's court. This is for the people, by the people. Youngsters have come out without any instigation. This is a people's movement."

Singer Chinmayi Sripaada said: "I am proud Tamilian. I support Jallikattu".

Virender Sehwag too joined the debate.

first published:January 18, 2017, 17:33 IST