The Kuki-Zo people of Kangpokpi district have intensified their mass movement demanding the release of the two Kuki-Zo individuals arrested by the Manipur police.
Thousands congregated again on Friday afternoon at Brig Thomas ground and resolved to intensify the mass movement after a serious deliberation before holding another massive rally till the office of SP Kangpokpi via National Highway-2.
The protestors then held a sit-in protest in front of the SP Kangpokpi along the National Highway disrupting the movement of vehicles while burning of tyres and wood, and putting up boulders along the highway were seen at various locations.
Many vehicles were also seen stranded along the highway while all shops and business establishments were closed and schools were declared holidays from noon.
Speaking to the media, CoTU General Secretary, Lamminlun Singsit said that the public leaders could no longer control the public sentiment.
He said that laws have been strictly enforced in the Kuki-Zo-dominated areas up to the extent of arresting innocent Kuki-Zo civilians with false accusations and allegations.
He also said that the Kuki-Zo people of Kangpokpi resolved to continue their demonstration in front of the SP Office until their demands were met, even if they were to spend their nights and days at the demonstration site.