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Police use water canons to disperse BJP protestors in Delhi

January 18, 2011 14:41 IST

Police used water canons to disperse a group of Bharatiya Janata Party protesters when they tried to break barricades to march towards Parliament to protest the hike in petrol prices.

As part of the protest, some of the agitationists came in bullock carts and cycle rickshaws to Jantar Mantar – the site of the demonstration.

Police used water canons when some of the protesters tried to break the barricades.

Earlier addressing the gathering, senior BJP leader V K Malhotra slammed the Centre for increasing the price of petrol and accused it of being "insensitive" towards the plight of the common man.

Image: Police use water canons to disperse BJP supporters during a protest in New Delhi on Tuesday

Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

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