The city came to a halt as 1.5 lakh people participated in the party’s Freedom Walk.
What was it? To mark Independence Day, Congress organised a Freedom Walk in the city. They didn’t anticipate the number of people who would show up, far more than they thought would. It brought the city to a standstill.
- The rally caused traffic jams as it went through some of the busiest places like Seshadri Road, KR Circle, JC Road, and Town Hall. They eventually reached the National College Grounds in Basavanagudi in the evening.
- Among those who participated were AICC General Secretary and Karnataka in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala, opposition leader Siddaramaiah, and other leaders. They were accompanied by performing folk artists.
The numbers: Party sources said 1.07 lakh registered online, but 1.5 lakh participated. The party had booked 80,000 Metro tickets to give away to participants. The rally covered a distance of 7.5 km.