Pachaiyappa's college students protest against Chennai TASMAC shop; throw stones as shop downs shutters


Students of Pachaiyappa’s College in Chennai protested on Monday morning near a Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation(TASMAC) shop at Aminijikarai. The protest comes latest in a series of state-wide protests against alcohol sale in the state.

 

Monday morning saw agitating scenes in the locality after the students of the college, both boys and girls started protesting outside the TASMAC shop. A road roko was organised.

 

However, police soon interfered and engaged in lathi charge after male students began throwing stones and other objects at the TASMAC shop. Some students crowded outside the shop were then forcibly taken away by police officials.

 

The protests and consequent damage by students comes on the heels of  Gandhian and prohibition activist, Sasi Perumal’s unexpected death while fasting demanding for the shutdown of alcohol sale in a liquor shop in Marthandam in Kanyakumari.

 

Following his death last Friday, a fire has reportedly partially destroyed a TASMAC store and damaged goods worth Rs. 2 lakh in a Tasmac shop, situated in a town just 7 km from Mettukkadu, Perumal’s home town. Unidentified miscreants are said to be behind the act.

 

Watch Sun TV’s video of the protest