Bhubaneswar/Berhampur/Angul:2/7/17; The anti-liquor protest is gaining momentum in the State with protests staged at least three different places today against the sale of liquor. Protesters even ransacked a liquor shop in the Capital city.
Scores of women on Sunday joined an anti liquor movement and went on a rampage to demolish a liquor outlet in Bharatpur area in Bhubaneswar. Men and children also took part in the protest.
We aim to make Bharatpur free of liquor and our efforts towards this cause will continue till we make the State liquor free,” said a local woman protestor.
For the first time children were seen in the anti-liquor protest. “Under the influence of alcohol, people here used to abuse us while we were on the way to school. So, we ransacked the shop,” said a minor boy.Women staged a road blockade in Patrapur under Purusottampur block in Ganjam district demanding eviction of the liquor shop in the area.A similar scene was also seen in Angul district as women took out a rally holding sticks and shouting anti-liquor slogansagainst sale of liquor. Social activists belonging to different groups extended their support to the cause.