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The Chennai Cops Have Been Unsung Heroes Since Jayalalithaa's Demise

Over 20,000 police personnel have been working tirelessly to hold the city together over the past couple of days.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's death brought the city of Chennai to a halt late on the night of December 5.

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A near total standstill was observed following her demise, with schools, offices, shops, and public transport services being shut down in respect.

With thousands of her supporters expected to attend her burial at Marina Beach the following day, it was left to the Chennai police to make sure that proceedings went off smoothly.

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Their efforts haven't gone unnoticed. Many of the city's citizens have come forward to laud the work they put in.

Immense respect for #TNPolice for their sincere selfless efforts and hardwork during these hard times .. saluting o… https://t.co/R1PUANQjCA

If not these people, today's situation would've been worse. TN Police _/\_ After hours of hectic work, they lie dow… https://t.co/gihCJq1pLE

Organisations like The Hindu showed their gratitude by serving them refreshments.

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Appreciation for #ChennaiPolice by public!

Even as the state observes seven days of mourning over Amma's death, the police are out on the streets to ensure that the city functions as it should.

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