Chennai: A case has been filed against 8,000 people including DMK president MK Stalin for holding a rally over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Chennai without police permission.

Chennai Police on December 24 said, "Case filed against eight thousand people including DMK President MK Stalin (file pic) for holding a rally against Citizenship Amendment Act in Chennai yesterday, without Police permission."

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A host of senior leaders from Congress, CPI, CPM, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), and Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK), P Chidambaram, Dhayanidhi Maran, K Kanimozhi, Vaiko participated in the rally to register their protest over the new law.

Thousands of people marched to the streets with DMK president MK Stalin and other opposition party leaders to protest the CAA on December 23.

 Apart from political leaders, activists, a large number of farmers and traders also took up the march.

Police had made elaborate security arrangements, deploying over 5,000 cops, riot control vehicles and took other measures to thwart any law and order violation.