CUDDALORE/CHIDAMBARAM:Six persons were arrested on Monday for destroying liquor bottles and damaging a TASMAC outlet in Vriddhachalam during a protest seeking prohibition in the State. Also, police arrested 30 Congress cadre in Chidambaram for staging a road blockade demanding the same.
At Vriddhachalam, six members of Makkal Adhigaram movement went to a TASMAC outlet situated on Kattukoodalur Road on Monday afternoon. Shouting slogans urging public to join the protest, they destroyed the liquor bottles. Following the incident, employees of all the 10 TASMAC shops functioning in Vriddhachalam approached the police seeking protection.
Meanwhile, at Chidambaram, 30 Congress workers headed by district functionary M N Vijayasundaram blocked the road near Kanjithotti on Monday. They condemned the police action on students, who were protesting against TASMAC outlets in Chennai. Traffic was affected for 15 minutes on the road because of the protest.
Functionaries of CPI, CPM, VCK, MDMK and Manithaneya Makkal Katchi held a discussion at the CPM office in Cuddalore about the August 4 bandh in the district. They appealed to traders, students and the common man to co-operate.