Coimbatore, May 29 (PTI) MDMK chief Vaiko today demanded that chief minister K Palaniswami resign owning moral responsibility for the violence and police firing that claimed 13 lives in Tuticorin during anti-Sterlite protests last week. Also Read - Anti-Sterlite Protests: Rajinikanth Summoned by Judicial Commission Probing 2018 Violence

He alleged that plainclothes men had opened fire at the protesters and some policemen had set vehicles ablaze. Also Read - Tuticorin Custodial Deaths: RJ Suchi Told by Tamil Nadu Police to Remove Video Demanding Justice For Jayaraj-Fenix

The chief minister should own moral responsibility for the violence and firing and step down, he told reporters at the airport here. Also Read - Tuticorin Custodial Deaths Case: Another Cop Arrested, 5 Police Taken in Custody so Far

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