AAP Marches To PM's Residence In Delhi, Stopped Mid-Way By Police
Updated: June 17, 2018 21:27 IST
Five metro stations were shut down in Delhi and prohibitory orders imposed in residential areas near the route of the march by Arvind Kejriwal's AAP. The Delhi Chief Minister has been on a sit-in protest at Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal's house.
AAP workers marched from Mandi House to Prime Minister's residence in support of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's dharna at LG's office
About 4,000 people, including AAP volunteers, party workers, trade unionists, CPM workers, and members of the public took part in the march.
CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury also took part in the AAP march and was joined by several CPM workers.
Delhi Police maintained that they did not seek permission for a march and mobilised "outside forces". Police also imposed prohibitory orders in the residential areas.
After the protesters were stopped at Parliament street, 3 km from the prime minister's residence, the protest was soon called off.