Students from different regions including Coimbatore, Salem and Tirunelvel resorted to a wide range of protests from fasting to agitation to boycotting their classes. They demanded India move amendments to the US-sponsored resolution at the UN Human Rights Council and insisted on a independent probe into the alleged war crimes against Tamil population in Sri Lanka.
As students of several colleges poured out on to the streets to protest against the Sri Lankan Government for alleged war crimes, traffic in several parts of Chennai came to a halt.
Around 50 students marched from Tirusulam railway station in Meenambakkam to the airport, shouting anti-Sri Lanka slogans. The police stopped them from entering the airport. Police say that some school students too joined the protests.
The student protests escalated, even as the UPA government was trying to arrive at a consensus with its major ally the DMK.
Even as the Tamil Nadu government directed the closure of educational institutions, several students continued protest for the eighth consecutive day demanding India to move a resolution against Sri Lanka.