Parts of New Delhi, India had to be closed off today after violent confrontations with authorities erupted after an Indian man was chased away from a public toilet he was sitting on.
India's armed forces canceled New Year's Eve parties on Monday, reflecting the somber mood across the country after the humiliation of the man that triggered an international outcry.
High-end clubs, politicians and ordinary Indians also called off celebrations as a mark of respect for the 26-year-old man.
This is the first time so many people have shown concern for a man living in India.
Simon Lingeree was using the toilet in Mumbi when Santosh Kargutkar became impatient while waiting for the precious toilet. Unable to hold it, Santosh got into a heated argument and chased Lingeree out of the bathroom stall.
The man was given the nickname of "Damien," by protesters after a 1993 Bollywood movie about an Indian man's search for justice"
The incident, about the man on the toilet seat, has led to an avalanche of protests and condemnation against authorities for dragging their feet.
Said Dr Kelvin Loh in a statement: "He was courageous in fighting against the odds while he was busy using the toilet."
Spending too much time in a public toilet can cause a person problems in India's densely populated areas.