About 2,000 employees of the Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore (FACT) along with their family members blockaded the Container Road near the FACT welcome arch at Eloor on Friday as part of an ongoing protest to draw the attention of the authorities to the financial troubles of the public sector company.

A spokesman for Save FACT Action Committee, spearheading the agitations, said the road blockade was peaceful and that the traffic on the busy road was held up for more than an hour. The police have registered a case against the protesters.

K. Chandran Pillai, convenor of the Save FACT Action Committee, inaugurated the protest meeting after the employees arrived in a rally at the spot of the blockade.

The district president of the INTUC, K. M. Amanullah, presided over the protest meeting.

Protest is to draw the attention of the authorities to the woes of the company.

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