Vaiko, several others arrested during Lanka protest

Tamil Nadu politician Vaiko Gopalswamy and several others were arrested while they were protesting outside the UN office in Chennai.

Indian Tamil media reports said that Tamil politician Nedumaran was among those who were arrested by the police during the protest.

Some media reports said that around 100 people were arrested while other reports said that 500 people were arrested during the protest.

The protesters burned an effigy of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during the protest.