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| Friday January 06, 2017, Thiruvananthapuram
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was arrested this afternoon and released soon after. He was heading a protest of about 500 party workers today in his constituency of Thiruvananthapuram to protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation drive. Mr Tharoor and the others were demonstrating at the office of the Reserve Bank of India or RBI, and blocked a major road, causing traffic jams, said the police.