City Police on Friday arrested as many as 13 persons, six from Hindu outfits and seven persons from a minority community on charges of unlawful assembly, indulging in an agitation, defying an order promulgated by a Government official and wrongful confinement.

According to police, close on the heels of the assault on an RSS functionary on November 9, the city witnessed trouble and unrest at various sensitive pockets.

The fifth Judicial Magistrate remanded the accused till November 30.

When, the accused were about to be escorted back to the prison, family members blocked the police van. They urged the police not to object to bail for the accused and wanted them to be released on bail.

Police reinforcements removed the protestors and took the accused to Coimbatore Central Prison.

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