The Delhi Police on Tuesday morning cleared the anti-CAA-NRC protest site at New Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh. The protest was a continuous sit-in by women that had been running for 101 days.
Videos posted on social media showed heavy police deployment in the area. The clearance led a large crowd to gather near the protest site for some time before being dispersed.
The action was taken amidst a lockdown in the national capital to contain the spread of COVID-19, although the protestors had already taken social distancing and Section 144 into account and were running the sit-in with only five people present at the venue at a time.