August 5, 2015
The residents of Papanaickenpalayam in the city continued their protest into the second day on Wednesday demanding closure of TASMAC outlet located in the residential area. leading to their arrest.
When the outlet was opened, about 50 persons gathered in front of it and asked the workers to close down. Hearing about the agitation 10 girl students, affiliated to Revolutionary Youth Front, also joined them and raised slogans against the Government seeking to close down the liquor outlets in residential areas, police said.
Police, who reached the spot asked them to disperse, but had to face the wrath of the agitators, who entered into argument and asked the police to bring the District Collector to order the closure of the shop, they said.
As police tried to arrest the students, they evaded the police by rolling on the road without giving a chance to the police to lay their hands on them. However, police managed to take them into custody.Police also arrested the people who obstructed the arrest of the agitators.
Meanwhile, some 150 workers, belonging to various political parties and trade unions staged a demonstration in Thudiuyalur on the outskirts, demanding prohibition.
The workers of CPIM, DMDK, Welfare Party of India, SDPI and CITU, raised slogans in support of their demand, police said.
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