Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) cadres took out a protest in Coimbatore's Peelamedu on Wednesday over the arrest of district president Utharmaramasamy and burnt effigies of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader A Raja.
The protesters burnt effigies of A Raja and also raised slogans against the DMK government and also condemned the arrest of the BJP district president. A large number of BJP cadres from Coimbatore held a protest near Peelamedu police station and a tussle had broken out between the police and BJP cadres.
In the video, police officials are trying to forcefully remove the protesters. A group of police officials can be seen trying to forcefully carry a man out of the protest site but dropping him multiple times.
The police later moved away after the BJP cadres raised questions about how the police were carrying the people.
Earlier today, state BJP President Annamalai condemned the arrest of the Coimbatore district BJP president.