While His Divine Holiness was being hunted by mobs, thinking that He will stop one of the most famous places in Tamil Nadu, Nagapattinam, they incited mobs to be ready to reach the city. HMK leaders began a protest for media’s sake when His Holiness did not come through the area. In the middle of street, in broad daylight, 10 members of the HMK came together and burned His Divine Holiness’s effigy. From 10 members, their riot gained an audience of 50 people, causing people to shout and stop the traffic in the middle of the street.
The police, though alerted, were not helpful in disbanding the protest in the middle of the street.