After visiting the victims of the Thoothukudi police firing in hospital in Thoothukudi on Wednesday, Rajinikanth said Tamil Nadu will turn into a graveyard if there are continuous protests.
He said that anti-social elements indulged in arson and violence in Thoothukudi during protests against the Sterlite factory that led to the death of 13 people in police firing.
Looking visibly annoyed and angry as a couple of reporters heckled him at his media interaction at Chennai airport, asking him to substantiate his allegation about the anti-socials’ infiltration, Rajinikanth said it was “absolutely true that “problem started only after the police came under attack from such anti-social elements”.
Attacks on policemen should not be tolerated at any time as then there would be no protection for the seven million people in the state, he said.
Even as Rajinikanth made news on Wednesday for visiting protesters injured at the Thoothukudi shootings that took place last week, an awkward exchange with a young man quickly became viral.
Santhosh Raj of the All College Students’ Federation has been posing embarrassing questions to VIPs who visited the Thoothukudi Medical College Hospital.
When Rajinikanth visited police firing victims at the Thoothukudi Medical College Hospital (TMCH) on May 30, he encountered possibly the most embarrassing question of his life from one of the youths undergoing treatment at the hospital. The young man asked Mr. Rajinikanth: “Who are you?”.
Speaking to Vikatan about the exchange, Santhosh reportedly said, “We have been protesting in Thoothukudi for 100 days. In all those days, actor Rajinikanth did not come to meet us or express his support for us. Several people died during the shooting that took place at the protest.”