The answer to the question 'Why did the anti-Sterlite protest turn violent?' lies in the events that unfolded in Thoothukudi in the preceding two weeks
Minnie Vaid interviewed the women protesting the Kudankulam power plant to gauge their concerns, for her book The Ant in the Ear of the Elephant
Those killed included a woman and three children, all aged below five years, they said.
Tracking the latest developments from Kudankulam and Idinthakarai where tensions still prevail following a police crackdown on anti-nuclear protestors.
Anti-nuclear movement leader, SP Udayakumar, gave up his plan to surrender to the police after he was whisked away by his supporters in a dramatic turn of events.