Protests in support of Hazare continue in Bangalore

Protests in support of Hazare continue in Bangalore

Eleven American students turned up for rallies and protest marches being held in support of the anti-corruption campaign launched by Hazare, whose fast entered the sixth day.
Lending their support, they joined hundreds of national flag-bearing protesters at Freedom Park.

"The Indian government must listen to the demands of the people by passing the Jan Lokpal Bill immediately to curb corruption ... Anna Hazare is simply fantastic," they said.

Asked why he came to support Anna Hazare, a student, Robert, replied that corruption has become a global issue and he would take back the idea of non-violent agitation to fight the US government (on issues).

The support for Hazare has been increasing day by day. Last evening, around 25,000 protesters converged at the Freedom Park and participated in candle march.

Today being a Sunday, more than 25,000 people are expected to gather at the venue.

As many as 35 people, including renowned cardiac surgeon Dr Devi Shetty and popular Kannada comedian Master Hiranaiah, sat on dharna to support the anti-graft crusader's fight against corruption.

Since early morning, students, working class and IT professionals staged protests at the venue. Some others took out rallies on bicycles, demanding an end to corruption.

"The Central Government seems to be without any stand on the matter. Their flip-flop on the issue shows they have been shaken by Anna Hazare's fight against corruption," they said.

Hazare's demand to bring the Prime Minister's Office under the ambit of Lokpal is absolutely right, they added.

Meanwhile in Karwar, people staged a protest by immersing themselves in the Arabian Sea for an hour.

In Mysore, a popular rock band-- "Rock Band Veda"-- performed to the tune of anti-corruption movement to mobilize the mass in support of Hazare.

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