Around 50 Sikhs were on Tuesday detained in the national capital after they tried to break a barricade and march towards Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's residence to protest the detention of a journalist who hurled a shoe at Home Minister P Chidambaram.
Hundreds of Sikhs, including women, had gathered at Jantar Mantar soon after the news spread that a Sikh journalist threw a shoe at the Minister and was detained by police.
Jarnail Singh was protesting against the clean chit given by CBI to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.
Raising slogans against Tytler and the Congress, around 50 protestors tried to jump the barricade erected at the Parliament Street and march towards Gandhi's residence. However, they were stopped by police.
All the protestors were taken into custody, a senior police officer said, adding they were released later.
Some of the protestors were also seen thrashing the photograph of Tytler with shoes.