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Class War in Delhi?
The chief minister of New Delhi, an anti-corruption campaigner who swept to power last month, declared himself an “anarchist” on Monday and called for a 10-day protest to disrupt Republic Day celebrations at the weekend.
New Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses supporters after taking his oath of office at a ceremony in New Delhi. India’s corruption fighter and newly elected chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a graft hotline January 8, 2014 aimed at stopping wrongdoing by bureaucrats. AFP PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN/FILES
Arvind Kejriwal, a firebrand grassroots organiser, took to the streets near the site of the annual Republic Day military parade on Monday to press his demands for reforms of the police in the capital.
“We have come here for auto drivers, the hawkers and everyone who have to pay bribes to the Delhi police,” he said after battling blockades to reach a spot near the presidency building.
After his address, he sat on a makeshift podium surrounded by several hundred supporters of his Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party as more than 1,000 police and several anti-riot vehicles stood by.
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