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Mass movement: Over 1 lakh throng Ramlila Maidan

Mass movement: Over 1 lakh throng Ramlila Maidan

Author: Times News Network
Publication: The Times of India
Date: August 22, 2011

Asixth n angry day tide of his converged fast, the at ranks Ramlila of his Ground supporters on Sunday swelled. As to 74 over -year 1 - lakh old Anna, making Hazare it the entered biggest the show of people's power at the ground in decades. Supporters from across the country streamed in relentlessly through the day, singing and chanting, waving the Tricolour and wearing the 'Anna topi' to back the anti-corruption movement. Sunday's numbers were easily five times that seen at the ground on any of the previous days. Police initially estimated the attendance at 30,000. After thousands more came from India Gate in the evening, the figure had swelled to over 50,000. By late night, the police confirmed that the turnout had exceeded one lakh. Several NRIs had come too. Many flew in from places like Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai and Patna. Said Jatin Sherawat, an MA student from Gandhinagar, "We are a team of seven students who decided to come after watching the protest on TV. We couldn't imagine not being here."


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