Indian march

While on the road from Agra to Delhi, we saw thousands of people blocking two of the four lanes. They were marching towards Delhi, and many were waving green and white flags.

Indian march 2

There were a lot of them, and we wondered whether they’d make it to Delhi before we left (or worse, the same day of our flight). According to the BBC news website, they finally made it to Delhi –a full week after we took off:

“About 25,000 protesters have arrived in the Indian capital, Delhi, after marching 325km (200 miles) to demand the redistribution of land.”

Indian march 4

It was a good thing that we missed them, too:

“They plan to hold a huge protest on Monday, which they say will bring the centre of Delhi to a standstill.”

Indian march 1

(An aside: The BBC’s pictures look colorful and pictoresque –see the one below. No idea how they managed to take them; the whole thing looked gritty and urgent to me.)

BBC-Indian march

About Jorge Aranda

I'm currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the SEGAL and CHISEL labs in the Department of Computer Science of the University of Victoria.
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