On 2 September 2021, the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai issued a Demonstration Alert, which reads in part as follows: “The group ‘Hindu Munnani’ has announced protests throughout Chennai at Hindu temples against the ban of Vinayaka Chaturthi celebrations due to Covid. The group has called for protests today, September 2nd and Monday, September 6th. The start and end times for the protests are unknown.”