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India Cracks Down on Opposition Protests Against Rising Prices

Police detain Rahul Gandhi during a protest in Delhi, India, on Aug. 5

Police detain Rahul Gandhi during a protest in Delhi, India, on Aug. 5

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Police swarmed parts of central Delhi and detained some leaders of India’s main opposition Congress party as they took to the streets of the capital to protest against soaring prices and unemployment.

Dressed in black to symbolize their anger, Congress lawmakers, including former party chief Rahul Gandhi, were protesting near the parliament building Friday. His sister and Congress party member Priyanka Gandhi Vadra staged a sit-in protest outside their party headquarters. Both of them were detained by the police.