The department office suffered damage, and law enforcement and government employees who tried to intervene were manhandled.
The protestors comprised women, men, and the elderly, who were supported by opposition parties like the CPI, NTK, and BJP.
Farmers to launch campaign against illegal quarries Farmers to launch campaign against illegal quarries
The committee of protesters has taken the decision to prevent new stone quarries in the area and stop the functioning of existing unauthorized ones.
He added that water in a nearby well gets drained out soon after monsoon as water passes to the deep quarry.
Decision on hold following objection from delta farmers, residents
Two stone quarries at Saminatham and Sathankulam have also been recommended for cancellation of their deeds after an FIR was registered against them over alleged violations.