CPI(M) activists staged demonstrations including road blockades at various places in the district on Tuesday in protest against the arrest of the party district secretary P. Sudarshan and 13 others by the police in connection with the agitation staged by the latter demanding house sites to the poor here on Monday.

Rasta roko

The agitated party cadres conducted a rasta roko at Aswaraopet denouncing the arrest of the party leaders.

They shouted slogans demanding withdrawal of cases booked against their party leaders and immediate sanction of house sites to all the shelterless poor.

The party mandal secretary B. Chiranjeevi and others took part in the stir.

The party activists staged a demonstration at Mayuri Centre in Khammam.

Similar protest programmes were also organised elsewhere in the district.