And it is not South Mada Street.
It is Bazaar Road, that busy market space that is a road from Kutchery Road end to Karaneeswarar Koil Street end.
The barricades, the police, the pleas to distance – nothing could discourage lots of men and women from shopping at the many grocery and veggie stores here. The meat shops remained closed.
At about 10am, there were at least 100 people on the road and some were not even shopping. Just walking home or with friends.
A policeman posted here said that no amount of discouraging words had an affect and they gave up ans stuck to their posts.