Sunday, December 28, 2008

Bar on Brigade Road attacked

Bar on Brigade Road attacked
DH News Service, Bangalore:
Over 50 activists of the Hoysala Sene, a Kannada organisation, attacked a bar on Castle Street off Brigade Road late Saturday night.

Alleging that Fuga bar ran a discotheque and entertained dances against the norms, the activists broke furniture and glass equipment. However, no one was injured in the incident. More than 500 boys and girls in the bar rushed out before the owners downed the shutters.

As the tension mounted nearly 200 policemen, who rushed to the spot, tried to pacifying the activists stating that they would ensure that no rule is violated by the bar.

Shouting slogans the activists alleged that the discotheque was against Indian culture, and had to be closed. Although they dispersed after two hours, tension prevailed in and around the Brigade Road. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) G Ramesh visited the spot later and monitored the situation.

The trouble brewed around 10.30 pm. A reputed consumer goods company had arranged a demonstration event inside the bar. The guests included people from different parts of the country. One of the activists gained entry into the bar and alerted his associates who were waiting outside.

The activists claimed that they had videographed the activities inside the bar.


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