IMPHAL, Nov 1 - The sudden extension of the �cease work� protest, called by the Coordinating Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI), a joint body of major civil society organisations of the State, by 18 more hours hit normal life in Manipur for the second day today.
The protest, which was earlier scheduled to end on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday, was extended till 6 pm today following an emergency decision of the COCOMI in connection with the report of finalisation of the Naga peace deal by the Centre.
The residents of the State staged sit-in demonstrations at various localities on Friday. All roads leading to Imphal town wore a desolate look from dawn to dusk after transport services were suspended for the day.
However, there was no report of any untoward incident during the �cease work� protest.
Meanwhile, key COCOMI functionaries told reporters here this afternoon that the public movement would continue in the form of �alert meetings� and �alert demonstrations� from tomorrow onwards.