Chennai, Oct 23 : Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) General Secretary Vaiko was on Thursday evening arrested for openly supporting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) at a public meeting in Chennai.
On October 21, Vaiko in a speech at the meeting on "What is happening in Sri Lanka" had declared that he would support even an armed struggle for the cause of Sri Lankan Tamils.
Tamil Nadu's "Q" branch police, dealing with extremists and terrorist outfits, arrested Vaiko at his Anna Nagar residence.
The MDMK leader is a staunch supporter of LTTE and its cause.
Meanwhile, the activists of Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) or Dalit Panthers Party in Chennai blocked trains protesting against killing of Tamils in Sri Lanka today.
Earlier, 13 MPs including six ministers of Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) handed their resignation letters to Karunanidhi on October 17 demanding action from the Central Government.
Sri Lanka has vowed to crush the LTTE militarily.