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Tension in Kamal Haasan rally, as footwear and stones hurled

Karur, May 16 (UNI) Tension prevailed at Velayuthampalayam in Karur district on Thursday night, when unidentified men hurled foot wears and stones on Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan.
The incident occurred, after Mr.Haasan concluded his speech at an election rally and was leaving the dais exactly at 2200 hrs, when footwears and stones were hurled on him by a gang.
However, the footwears and stones did not hit the MNM chief and fell on the crowd. Soon after the incident, Mr.Haasan immediately left the spot in a car.
The MNM cadre caught a man, who allegedly attempted to attack their leader and beaten up them severely. The other attackers reportedly escaped from the spot.
Police immediately intervened and rescued him from the MNM cadres.
Irate over the attack, the MNM workers staged a protest leading to a tense situation.
A woman police constable reportedly sustained head injury in the commotion.
Karur Superintendent of Police V.Vikraman rushed to the spot and held talks with the agitating cadres and restored normalcy.
This is the second instance of attack on Mr.Haasan, after he made a controversial remark that “the first extremist of Independent India was a Hindu,” during an election campaign in Karur on Sunday last.
Earlier, slippers were hurled on him at an election rally in Thirupparankundram assembly constituency in Madurai on Wednesday night.
Meanwhile, police denied permission to Mr.Haasan to campaign in Sulur assembly constituency in Coimbatore district on Friday citing law and order problem in the wake of protests against him for his controversial “Hindu extremist” remarks.
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