A live coverage by News 18 channel around 5 pm soon went viral. The visual showed a policeman throwing a burning bundle into an auto. An overturned cart can be seen in the visual and some fire behind.
The video went so viral that even actor Kamal Haasan tweeted it
What is this. Please explain some one pic.twitter.com/MMpFXHSOVk
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) January 23, 2017
Other videos on social media posted by individuals showed policemen damaging vehicles at Marina beach.
Two more videos have created much furore, one showing a policeman setting an auto on fire. However, these videos could not be verified.