Chennai, Apr 4 (PTI) Various film bodies will join the ongoing agitations over the Cauvery issue in Tamil Nadu by staging a protest here on April 8, urging the Centre to set up the Cauvery Management Board (CMB).

The Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC), South Indian Artistes’ Association (SIAA), Film Employees’ Federation of South India (FEFSI) and a distributors’ association will jointly stage the protest here, a release from TFPC said.

The release said the film professionals will urge the Centre to set up the CMB while also stressing for closure of the Sterlite Copper plant in Tuticorin, against which the locals have been staging protests, citing health reasons.

The protest will be held at Valluvar Kottam area here from 9 AM to 1 PM, it added.

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