Images: Raj Thackeray flexes political muscle at Mumbai rally

Raj Thackeray today held a political rally in the centre of south Mumbai today. Here are some images from the rally.

Parag Shinde August 21, 2012 18:45:12 IST
MNS chief Raj Thackeray arrives at Girgaon where the protest march was to begin. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
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MNS chief Raj Thackeray arrives at Girgaon where the protest march was to begin. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
A curious policeman takes a photograph of the protest rally organised by the MNS. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
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A curious policeman takes a photograph of the protest rally organised by the MNS. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
A passerby takes a photograph of the rally in south Mumbai. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
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A passerby takes a photograph of the rally in south Mumbai. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
A MNS volunteer directs the crowd at the rally in south Mumbai. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
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A MNS volunteer directs the crowd at the rally in south Mumbai. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
MNS supporters at Azad Maidan for Raj Thackeray's speech. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
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MNS supporters at Azad Maidan for Raj Thackeray's speech. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
MNS supporters from rural areas who turned up for the protest rally. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
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MNS supporters from rural areas who turned up for the protest rally. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
The MNS activists even managed to rope in some tourists who were roaming in the area. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
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The MNS activists even managed to rope in some tourists who were roaming in the area. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
MNS activists use innovative means to beat the heat. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
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MNS activists use innovative means to beat the heat. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
Thousands of MNS supporters at Girgaon beach in south Mumbai. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
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Thousands of MNS supporters at Girgaon beach in south Mumbai. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
Traffic snarls in south Mumbai due to the MNS rally. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
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Traffic snarls in south Mumbai due to the MNS rally. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
Raj Thackeray addresses his supporters at Azad Maidan. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
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Raj Thackeray addresses his supporters at Azad Maidan. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
Crowds at Azad Maidan for the MNS rally. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
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Crowds at Azad Maidan for the MNS rally. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
Raj Thackeray addresses the rally at Azad Maidan. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
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Raj Thackeray addresses the rally at Azad Maidan. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
Raj Thackeray is greeted by a policeman at the end of his speech. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost
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Raj Thackeray is greeted by a policeman at the end of his speech. Parag Shinde/ Firstpost