Few Congress workers climbed on a police van to prevent the detention.

Congress leaders including Tharoor Chennithala detained in Kerala during protest against demonetisationImage Courtesy: ANI
news Politics Friday, January 06, 2017 - 14:51

The Thiruvananthapuram police detained Congress leaders including Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala and MP Shashi Tharoor on Friday, for carrying out a protest demonstration outside RBI office.

The protest led by the Congress party against the central government’s demonetisation, was inaugurated by Ramesh Chennithala.

According to a regional television channel report, few Congress workers climbed on top of a police van to prevent the senior leaders from being detained. 

"We were sitting on a peaceful dharna outside RBI office but we were detained by the police. We were later released," Shashi Tharoor said.

Similar demonstrations were held in Thrissur and Kozhikode districts as well. The state's former chief minister Oommen Chandy inaugurated the protest demonstration in Kozhikode. 

A protest march was also held in Thrissur district, where KPCC President VM Sudheeran was detained by the police, after the protest march turned violent. 

The demonstrations across the state were reportedly carried out based on the direction of All India Congress Committee. Following this, all District Congress Committee (DCC) members were directed to hold protest marches against the central government.