PHOTOS: Shaheen Bagh protest site cleared to limit spread of coronavirus

The police cleared the area in Shaheen Bagh on Tuesday, where protests had been taking place for more than 100 days after the start of the agitation. These measures are being taken to limit the spread of coronavirus. Policemen removed all the tents and billboards that had been put up by the agitators. “Shaheen Bagh has been cleared. We requested them to vacate the road. They continued to ignore the request,” said RP Meena, deputy commissioner of police Southeast Delhi.

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A police officer asks residents to not come out from their homes as they patrol in a lane after clearing the site of the longest-running protest against a new citizenship law following the lockdown by Delhi state government to limit the spreading of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shaheen Bagh area of New Delhi. (REUTERS)

A police officer asks residents to not come out from their homes as they patrol in a lane after clearing the site of the longest-running protest against a new citizenship law following the lockdown by Delhi state government to limit the spreading of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shaheen Bagh area of New Delhi. (REUTERS)

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Police clear the site of the longest-running protest. (REUTERS)

Police clear the site of the longest-running protest. (REUTERS)

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Police personnel use earth movers to clear the protest site. (PTI)

Police personnel use earth movers to clear the protest site. (PTI)

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A man removes anti-CAA slogans at Shaheen Bagh. (PTI)

A man removes anti-CAA slogans at Shaheen Bagh. (PTI)

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Police remove posters and boards from the anti-CAA protest site at Shaheen Bagh. (PTI)

Police remove posters and boards from the anti-CAA protest site at Shaheen Bagh. (PTI)

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Residents watch from their houses as police personnel clear the anti-CAA protest site at Shaheen Bagh. (PTI)

Residents watch from their houses as police personnel clear the anti-CAA protest site at Shaheen Bagh. (PTI)

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