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TN Oppn parties to stage black flag protest against Modi's TN

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Some opposition parties and pro-Tamil outfits in today said they would hold black flag protests against Narendra Modi's visit to the state tomorrow.

This comes a day after the main opposition party, DMK, asked people to hoist black flags atop their houses to oppose his visit.

Modi is scheduled to formally inaugurate India's mega defence exhibition - the Defexpo- at Thiruvidanthai, about 40 km from here.

said his party would hold a black flag demonstration at Little Mount here against Modi's visit for his "betrayal" of on the Cauvery issue.

T Velmurugan, of Tamizhar Vazhvurimai Koottamaippu, an umbrella body of pro-Tamil outfits including 'May 17', announced a 'black balloon-cum-black flag' protest.

The balloons will be released at Meenambakkam in the airport's vicinity and "several other locations," said who is also the of Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi.

The black flag protest would be held at the Alandur Metro Rail Station, told reporters.

Manithaneya Jananayaga Katchi M Thamimun Ansari said black flag demonstration would be staged at Guindy which is near the airport.

Ansari said volunteers from Tamizhar Kalai Ilakkiya Panpattu Peravai, a forum of art, literary and film personalities and Cauvery Rights Retrieval Committee, would also participate.

Veteran of the Peravai confirmed participation in the black flag demonstration.

Dravidar Kazhagam said its cadres would stage a black flag demonstration at Saidapet.

Tight security arrangements, including a multiple-layer security ring, are being put in place for Modi's visit, police said.

DMK's working M K has appealed to people to hoist black flags and wear black badges as a mark of protest.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 20:40 IST