AIADMK MLAs and cadre, led by Leader of Opposition Edappadi K Palaniswami, were arrested by the city police and taken to Rajarathinam Stadium in Egmore, Chennai, on Wednesday for staging a protest though the police’s denied permission for the token fast they announced on Tuesday.
The AIADMK members were detained and taken to the stadium on a bus, and later released in the evening.
Among the AIADMK leaders arrested were Palaniswami, SP Velumani and D Jayakumar. They and other party members were on a fast in the stadium, and broke it being being let off by the police.
Speaking to reporters at the stadium, Palaniswami alleged democracy was being murdered and Chief Minister MK Stalin was trying to demolish the AIADMK through Panneerselvam.