SDPI seeks total prohibition in Tamil Nadu

Nearly 600 activists were arrested when they attempted to lay siege of District Collectorate seeking closure of govt run liquor outlets in Tamil Nadu.

Updated: Oct 17, 2012, 15:05 PM IST

Coimbatore: Nearly 600 activists, including 50 women, belonging to Socialist Democratic Party of India (SDPI) were arrested here Wednesday when they attempted to stage a demonstration and lay siege of the District Collectorate, seeking total prohibition in Tamil Nadu.
Raising slogans demanding closure of all government run liquor outlets, the workers came in a procession to the collectorate and as and when they neared, they were taken into custody in batches, police said.
The workers wanted total prohibition in the state, claiming that liquor was proving to be dangerous to the community, particularly younger generation, leading to other bad habits.