A senior police officer of Greater Chennai has said that at least 14 protesters were taken into preventive detention and later released.
“We have not arrested the protestors for watching the documentary but for assembling there without permission and also squatting on the road,” a senior police official said.
Priyadharshini aged 22 years is the CPM councillor of ward 98 in Teynampet constituency. The protest was held near Ambedkar statue in TP Chatram and was organised by DYFI.
Priyadarshini’s father, an auto-rickshaw driver, has been a card-bearing party member for decades. She has also been active in politics since her college days.
The protesters had intended to share the link to the controversial documentary, titled India: The Modi Question, in order to watch it together on their phones.
A senior police officer said that at least 14 protesters were taken into preventive detention and later released. However, the protesters were able to watch the documentary before the police arrived.
It may be noted that the BJP led Modi government has been reacting sharply to the documentary and removed the YouTube link to the documentary.