Scuffle breaks out between CPI-M workers, police during protest against AIADMK govt's decision of opening liquor shops

Madurai (Tamil Nadu) [India], May 8 (ANI): A scuffle broke out between protestors including the Communist Party of India (Marxist) workers and Police in Madurai on Friday during an agitation against the state government's decision to open liquor shops amid lockdown.

Women were leading the protest and some joined the protest with their children.

On Monday, the Tamil Nadu government had announced the opening of TASMAC outlets (state-run liquor shops) in all areas except in containment zones.

DMK and its allies had on May 6 released a joint statement, announcing that they will wear black as a symbol of protest and raise slogans against the state and central governments "on their failure in handling COVID-19 situation".

"Condemning the opening of the liquor shops, we are going to wear black tomorrow in our respective homes at 10 am and raise slogans against AIADMK government saying 'AIADMK government has failed in curtailing coronavirus'," the statement had said. (ANI)