Bandh evokes mixed response in Tamil Nadu: Normal life remains largely unaffected but thousands stage protest, court arrest
SwaTrade unions went on protest in 11 places in Kanniyakumari district including road roko. Thousands who were involved in the incidents were arrested and were taken into custody in a private marriage hall.
In Salem, thousands of protesters were arrested after they walked from old Salem bus stop to the head post office and raised slogans against the ruling government.
In Pondicherry the 300 government employees, who tried to lay siege the secretariat, were arrested. Another group which was protesting in front of the Pondicherry post office was also arrested. Normal life was badly hit in Pondicherry as buses autos and share autos were not on road. Many schools and educational institutions were shut.
Thiruverumbur protesters used another form that is they made a human chain and raised slogans against the Central government in front of the Government institution
In Chennai, protest took place in Guindy, Tambaram and Pallavaram stations as the protesters tried to disrupt rail routes. They were later arrested. CITU member Soundarrajan said "if our demands are not heard then we will sit on a vigorous strike. So I urge the government to look into our needs".
Input by Swathy Reddy/101Reporters