Anti-corruption party sparks drama in New Delhi

By Annie Gowen, Rama Lakshmi, January 21, 2014

NEW DELHI — The heart of India’s capital was gridlocked Tuesday, with police and protesters clashing during the second day of a standoff between police and the city’s chief minister.

Activist Arvind Kejriwal swept to power on a wave of anti-corruption sentiment just about three weeks ago, but he was back on the streets Tuesday, leading a protest against alleged police misconduct that roiled the city core. Major roads were blocked, subway stations were closed, and commuters were stuck in traffic. Tensions heightened through the day as the crowd swelled, with some protesters jumping barricades and throwing stones. More than two dozen officers and civilians were injured.

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