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Modi in Tirupur: Vaiko among 400 protesters arrested

COIMBATORE: The Tirupur police on Sunday arrested MDMK leader Vaiko, 40 of his partymen and greater than 400 members of more than a few outfits after they staged demonstrations to protest Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit here.

They released black balloons to show their protest towards the Prime Minister who arrived in Tirupur in a helicopter to participate in a public assembly and to inaugurate a slew of completed projects, together with the remaining leg of Phase 1 of Chennai Metro Rail.

More than 40 MDMK members, led through Vaiko, staged a black flag protest near the railway junction here. They released black balloons to express their objection to Modi’s visit. The police arrested them.

Members of more than a few outfits, together with Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam (TPDK), Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam (DVK) and May 17 Movement, staged a black flag protest near Town Hall in Tirupur. They raised slogans like “Go Back Modi” and released black balloons. The police arrested the protesters, together with TPDK basic secretary Ku Ramakrishnan, DVK president Kolathur Mani and May 17 Movement co-ordinator Thirumurugan Gandhi.

Ramakrishnan informed journalists that business sector was significantly affected within the state, particularly in Coimbatore and Tirupur, because of improper financial policy of the central government. More than 50,000 business gadgets have been closed within the remaining five years. Exports from Tirupur was dealing with a Rs 3,000crore loss because of the demonetisation, he added.

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