Catholic World News : India: police arrest 4,000 Christians at protest rally: "India: police arrest 4,000 Christians at protest rally
New Delhi, May. 29, 2007 (CWNews.com) - Police in India have arrested about 4,000 people taking part in a New Delhi rally protesting violence against Christians, the AsiaNews service reports.
Police arrested nearly all the participants in the rally, which was staged near the parliament building in New Delhi.
Organizers had hoped to assemble 2,000 people for today's march, which was designed to highlight the concerns of Christians about the violent attacks by Hindu zealots, and the failure of law-enforcement officials to provide adequate protection for the Christian minority. Participation in the event exceeded the organizers' hopes, with closer to 5,000 people assembling in the nation's capital to rally unti police intervened.
Participants were held in the Parliament Street police station for about an hour before being released."