Indian police block opposition protests over price increases

Sat, 2022-08-06 02:46

NEW DELHI: Indian police detained dozens of lawmakers from the opposition Congress party, including key leader Rahul Gandhi, as they attempted to march Friday to the president’s palace and prime minister’s residence to protest soaring food and fuel prices and an increase in the goods and services tax.
Police also detained hundreds of party supporters inside it headquarters in New Delhi and elsewhere to prevent them from joining the protesting lawmakers, many of whom wore black.

Lawmakers from India's opposition Congress party march during a protest in New Delhi, India, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. (AP)
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