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Blackflag demo against Chidambaram foiled; 7 students held


Tiruchirappalli (TN): Seven law students were arrested here today as police foiled their plan to show blackflags to Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram protesting the “attack” and arrests of Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy.

The students of the law college here were detained near a private college about an hour before before Chidambaram arrived there to participate in the convocation, police said.

They were arrested under section 151 of Indian Penal Code (Arrest to prevent the commission of cognizable offences).