Eighteen activists of MNS were arrested for vandalising multiplexes demanding screening of Marathi movies at prime time, police said today.
"Eighteen MNS workers who held violent protests outside Cinemax at Kandivli were arrested yesterday evening and were booked under unlawful assembly and rioting," Senior Inspector at Samata Nagar police station, A Kenjale said.
Raj Thackeray had recently warned the multiplex owners who were not screening Marathi movies at prime time.
"Prepare a list of multiplexes that are not showing Marathi films," Raj had instructed his partymen at the third anniversary of MNS Cine Workers Association on August 10.
Subsequently, MNS party workers on Saturday ransacked multiplexes across the city for not screening Marathi films.
The cinemas that bore the brunt of these attacks included Nakshatra at Dadar, Starcity at Matunga and Cinemax at Kandivli.
At Cinemax hundreds of MNS party workers vandalised the cafeteria and beat up the multiplex manager.