Protest against Telangana in Vizag

Those opposing Telangana state took out a rally in coastal city of Visakhapatnam in Andhra region. Samaikhya Andhra (united Andhra) JAC demanded that the public representatives from Seemandhra mount pressure on the central government to keep the state united.

Some protestors tried to change the name of a restaurant. They tried to remove the board of ‘Hyderabad House’ and write ‘Samaikhya Andhra House’. Police arrested the protestors.

The state had been witnessing protests both for and against Telangana state in since December 2009. There were frequent strikes, road and rail blockades in Telangana and Seemandhra regions in late and early 2010.