Over 50 activists of the Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam (TPDK) were held for organising a ‘funeral function’ (Paadaiyetrum Porattam) of the Congress party here on Sunday.
According to police, a FIR has been filed against four for trying to burn the Congress flag during the protest, held to pressure the Centre into withdrawing the review petition filed in the Supreme Court against the release of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
The activists who gathered on Kamarajar Saalai carried a ‘paadai’ on which effigies of Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi and the ‘Hand’ symbol of the Congress were placed, and took the procession to the Kamaraj statue junction.
Following police intervention at the junction, a wordy duel ensued, during which activists burnt the Congress flag. Police seized the ‘paadai’ and arrested the activists.