Tamil protesters against Rajapaksa visit stopped at AP border

vaikopolice today prevented several activists from Tamil Nadu, who wanted to stage a protest against the visit of Sri Lankan President to the temple town of Tirupati, from entering the state.

Police stopped a convoy of 75 vehicles, carrying over 250 persons including women, on Andhra Pradesh-border near Sullurpet in the district.

The protesters, carrying placards and flags, shouted slogans against Rajapaksa before heading back to Tamil Nadu, said Deputy Superintendent of Police B Srinivas.

Andhra police have tightened security in the border areas. The roads leading Tirupati from Tamil Nadu have been closed.

Rajapaksa arrived in Tirupati by a special flight this afternoon. He is slated to offer prayers at the famous temple there early tomorrow morning.

“A full-fledged security arrangement has been made. Rajapaksa is scheduled to fly back to tomorrow after offering prayers to Lord Balaji,” Deputy Superintendent of Police Ravishankar Reddy told PTI.

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