A day before the release of "Padmaavat", groups like Karni Sena, which have vowed to block the film in defiance of Supreme Court orders, intensified their protests that started last evening. Violence and protests were reported from parts of Haryana, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh -- the states that had initially banned the movie. In Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, police lathicharged protesters who damaged vehicles and forced shops to shut down. Several vehicle owners were injured. The Delhi-Jaipur highway was blocked by protesters. The Karni Sena has asked social organisations across the country to ensure that the movie can't be screened.