Chennai: At least 2000 protesters were stopped and several of them were arrested on Monday when they tried to lay siege outside the Tamil Nadu Assembly to protest against the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in the state.
The protesters demanded the closure of India's largest nuclear power project at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu.
The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) has supported Monday's Assembly siege protest.
PMK founder leader S Ramadoss had said in a statement on Sunday: "Activists of People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy have planned to siege the Assembly tomorrow (Monday) insisting their demand. PMK cadres would take part in the protest."