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One-day fast to protest against cops entering Chennai church

Hundreds of Christians, priests and pastors from various parishes, led by an Archbishop, observed a one-day fast here on Wednesday against the alleged police action in a church near Idinthakarai, the epicentre of the anti-nuclear protests against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP).

Alleging that police had entered St Lourde's church campus on September 10 under the pretext of looking for anti nuclear protestors, Rev A M Chinnappa, Archbishop of Madras - Mylapore said 'they had insulted religious symbols.'

Chinnappa and other priests also alleged that police damaged church property.

They demanded action be taken against police officers who permitted the personnel to enter the church on 10 September.

The church is in Idinthakarai near Kudankulam, where anti uclear protestors, spearheaded by People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) have been agitating against commissioning of KNPP.

The protests turned violent on 10 September, when police personnel and protestors engaged in a clash and one fisherman was killed in the firing.

The agitaters made human chains in the sea and  buried themselves in the sand to  protest.
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