Over 200 people arrested near TN CM's residence

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Chennai, Apr 27 (UNI) More than 200 people, including women, were arrested today when they tried to hold a demonstration in front of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's residence at Gopalapuram, seeking total prohibition in the state.

Police said the arrested, belonging to Tamizhaga Latchiya Kudumbam (TLK), were lodged in a marriage hall.

During the demonstration, the association blamed the state government and said people living Below Poverty Line (BPL) were the most affected and hence they were asking the government to close down the TASMAC shops.

Earlier, the members of the TLK, led by its president Velayutham, gathered near the Marina beach and took out a procession to reach Gopalapuram.

A police team, led by Mylapore Assistant Commissioner Issac Palraj, stopped the agitators from moving towards the Chief Minister's house and arrested them.

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