Over 1000 activists arrested in C’BE, Nilgiris

Coimbatore: Over 1,000 workers of various trade unions were taken into custody on Tuesday, when they attempted to stage picketing in various parts of the district, to protest price rise, among other things.

While 480 workers, belonging to AITUC, CITU, BMS and other trade unions, were taken into custody near Central Bus Stand in the city, nearly 600 were arrested from Sulur, Periyanaickenpalayam and Valparai in rural areas,police said.

Nearly 100 activists were arrested in Coonoor in Nilgiris district, they said.