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New Delhi, December 20

Hundreds of people led by Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad took part in a protest near Jama Masjid on Friday against the amended Citizenship Act despite the police not giving permission for the demonstration.

Azad was detained near Daryaganj during a protest march from Jama Masjid to Jantar Mantar, the outfit claimed.

According to Bhim Army, the police tried to detain Azad at Jama Masjid but he managed to get away. However, he was detained later near Daryaganj, it said.

The massive protest comes a day after thousands of students, activists and opposition leaders hit the streets in the national capital defying security clampdown and prohibitory orders.

Protesters carrying tricolour and banners reading ‘save Constitution’ raised slogans against the new legislation.

They assembled near gate number one of Jama Masjid as drones also kept a vigil on the large gathering which raised slogan ‘Inquilab Zindabad’ with some singing ‘Saare Jahan Se Accha’.

Some protesters were also carrying posters of Baba Saheb Ambedkar, Kanshi Ram and Bhagat Singh.

The national capital has been witnessing large-scale protests from all sections of the society against the citizenship law.

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