Amid the ongoing anti-Sterlite row, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) staged a protest outside Tamil Nadu Secretariat on Thursday. DMK president M.K. Stalin and other party leaders sat on the roads to protest against the killing during the anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi. DMK demanded immediate resignation of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Director General of Police (DGP) TK Rajendran. DMK chief Stalin and other leaders were later detained by the police. On May 22, 13 people were killed and several were injured during protests against the construction of a new copper smelter by the Sterlite industries in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi.