Cheers, slogans as Hazare leaves Tihar (Lead)

August 19th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Civil society activist Anna Hazare, who is fasting for a stronger anti-corruption law, Friday left Tihar jail after three days to be received by cheering crowds, many of who had been waiting for days.

Briefly addressing people outside the jail, Hazare, who is on day four of his hunger strike, acknowledged the greetings of the crowd and said he was on his way to Ramlila ground where the protest would continue.

“Nobody should damage public property on the way,” Hazare told the people, adding that people they would encounter on the way were their “brothers and sisters” and nobody should be inconvenienced.

He set off on a journey across the city in an open truck that negotiated its way slowly through massive crowds, shouting slogans and holding aloft the Indian tricolour.

An aide said he would first go to Rajghat, the memorial to Mahamta Gandhi, and India Gate monument and then proceed to the spacious Ramlila ground.

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