Congress activists took out marches and blockades at different parts of the district on Sunday evening in protest against the attack on Chief Minister Oommen Chandy at Kannur.
The Ernakulam District Congress Committee laid a siege on MG Road at KPCC Junction in protest against the attack. The activists held a sit-in near the KPCC Junction for nearly half-an-hour after taking out a march from the DCC office.
The members of all feeder organisations participated in the march. KPCC secretary T M Zakir Hussain, Ludi Luis MLA, Advocate L P Haridas, P N Prasanna Kumar, Muhammed Shiyaz and MR Abhilash, among others, led the march.
Benny Behanan MLA led the protest march held at Palarivattom. Congress leaders T J Vinod, Joseph M Alex and M B Muralidharan and hundreds of activists participated. The activists in Vypeen, Elamakkara, Amballur, Paravur, Vyttila and other parts of the city also took out protest marches.
Some flag posts belonging to the CPM were found destroyed on MG Road after a protest march by the Congress activists.The Youth Congress activists also took out protest marches in many parts of the city.
According to Congress district leaders, the party will take out protest marches in the city on Monday. Kerala Pradesh School Teachers Union has condemned the attack on Oommen Chandy.
“Those who are jealous over the increasing popularity of the Chief Minister are behind the attack on him,” said the organisation in a statement issued here. The shops in the city were closed early in the evening fearing protests. Meanwhile, Minister for Excise, Fisheries and Ports K Babu condemned the attack.