Thousands join protest outside Nano plant

BY DIBYAJYOTI CHAUDHURI SINGUR Led by Trinamul Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, thousands of people on Sunday laid an indefinite siege of the Tata Motos' Nano project site at Singur in Hooghly. Twenty-one dharna platforms were erected along the boundary wall of the factory for what Ms Banerjee described as a "peaceful satyagraha'. Belying apprehensions, there was no incident of vandalism or violence although thousands of angry protesters converged on the site. The exemplary restraint demonstrated by the police also averted a confrontation.