MNS President Raj Thackeray protest rally against the railway administration following the Elphinstone stampede. The protest march started from Metro and proceeded towards Churchgate and the Western Railway office. All photos/ Shadab Khan
The Mumbai police did not grant the MNS protestors to march up to the Western Railway HQ. They then protested in the Metro region.
The MNS chief, Raj Thackeray posted a letter on his Facebook wall asking people to join the protest. It was expected that 5,000 protestors would be present at the rally.
The police were present at Churchgate to make sure that civil safety is maintained.
MNS Chief Raj Thackeray was said to have attended the protest with 'folded hands', perhaps meaning for it to be a peaceful one
The rally is said to be a protest against the poor railway amenities. MNS workers were seen on local trains petitioning people to join their rally
The protestors had a number of signboards that depicted the MNS chief Raj Thackeray holding a whip in his hand and whipping Narendra Modi and other ministers
The number of protestors swelled quite swiftly and roads were soon choc-a-block with protestors
MNS president Raj Thackeray left from his Dadar home for the protest rally against the railway administration following the Elphinstone stampede Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
MNS chief Raj Thackeray's wife Sharmila leaves from their Dadar home for the Protest Rally against railway administration following the Elphinstone stampede
MNS chief Raj Thackeray's son Amit Thackeray leaves from his Dadar home for the protest rally against railway administration following the Elphinstone stampede
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray had claimed that Suresh Prabhu was replaced by Piyush Goyal as the Railway Minister only to push through the Bullet Train project. Pic/Akshay Mule
The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena's (MNS) appeal to Mumbaikars to participate in a rally from Metro Cinema to Churchgate seems to have made an impact, with the roads around the theatre blocked by protesters. As crowds started gathering, MNS chief Raj Thackeray himself found it tough to get to the spot. Pic/Akshay Mule
MNS workers had, on Tuesday, travelled the length and breadth of Mumbai's local train network, appealing to people to participate in the rally organised from Metro Cinema to the Western Railway railway headquarters in Churchgate to protest against the poor quality of railway infrastructure in Mumbai. Pic/Akshay Mule
Amid sloganeering about scrapping Narendra Modi's ambitious bullet train project and instead of improving existing rail infrastructure in Mumbai, supporters gathered at the busy traffic junction. Predictably, while MNS promised to start the rally at 11.30 am, Thackeray had not arrived at the venue till 12.30 pm. Pic/Akshay Mule