City Police continue to patrol the Marina and isn’t lowering its guard through the night.
At two/three key entry points off the Kamaraj Salai that lead to the service road of the Marina, patrol vans and men stand guard from late night till dawn.
Though there is hardly any movement of people they keep an eye on groups that alight on the road though these may be youths heading to a hostel from Central station or Koyembedu.
Patrolling has been sustained following violence that broke out between protestors and police in Tuticorin during the anti-Sterlite campaign.
The early walkers who begin to stream in after 4 a.m. are not disturbed. Autodrivers though use the pavement on the opposite side to park the vehicles.