CHENNAI: The police on Monday arrested 10,819 persons, including 5,000 women, for resorting to road blockade in front of Collecotorates and Tahsildar offices in the State.

They were released in the evening. The agitation was called by the Tamil Nadu Farmers’ Association, Agricultural Workers’ Association and the CPI (M), demanding issue of free house site pattas to people residing on government and temple lands over a period of time.

— Special Correspondent

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