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Rahul's midnight protest at India Gate: Priyanka irked at unruly crowd

Many were shouting slogans like "Modi Bhagao, Beti Bachao" as they held candles as a mark of protest

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Rahul Gandhi India Gate protest
Priyanka Gandhi at Rahul's India Gate march | Photo: Dalip Kumar

As led a midnight march at India Gate to protest against the incidents of rape in and Kathua, his sister Gandhi was visibly miffed after she got pushed by the unruly crowd.

Huge crowd had gathered at the India Gate here on Thursday midnight to protest against the incidents of rape in in and in

Gandhi was heard telling the crowd to respect the cause for which they gathered at the India Gate. She also appealed to the crowd to keep calm and march silently.

"Those who have come here to push people around must go home," she was heard saying.

Gandhi's husband and her children (son and daughter) were also present.

Many were shouting slogans like "Modi Bhagao, Beti Bachao" as they held candles as a mark of protest.

The police had a hard time controlling the crowd (some of them were even drunk) as many had crossed over the barricades and even broke through them. Traffic movement too came to a halt near the India Gate due to the crowd.

The SPG too had a very difficult time protecting from the chaotic crowd.

Apart from scores of workers, there were also students, people from groups, professionals and mediapersons in the march.

First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 18:05 IST
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