Paradip: The anti-Posco agitation in Jagatsinghpur district took a new turn today with children and women joining the stir for the first time in two years as the government prepared to resume land acquisition in the proposed plant site.

Over 2,000 school going children, college students and women joined a sit-in at Balitikira of Gobindpur gram panchayat organised by Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS), a CPI-backed body opposing the South Korean steel major since it inked a MoU with the state government in 2005.