Congress leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi on Friday shared visuals of face-off between the police and his party colleagues as the Congress undertook the “Halla Bol” protest in the national capital and other parts of the country against inflation and a surge in the price of essentials.

In a tweet, Rahul Gandhi described the dramatic photographs, saying: “Democracy is a memory”.

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On Friday, Rahul Gandhi was detained along with more than 60 MPs soon after he took part in a protest march that was flagged off from Parliament to the President’s house. The party said the members of parliament wanted to submit a memo to President Droupadi Murmu on inflation. Top leaders, including Shashi Tharoor and Manish Tewari, were detained.

Earlier, Congress President Sonia Gandhi was seen in Parliament where party members were seen shouting slogans against the GST on food products. “Revoke GST on food products,” the protesting MPs were heard shouting.

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Friday’s high drama during the protests was captured in multiple photographs and videos. In one of the clips, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was seen pushing down a police barricade in the national capital, sitting in the middle of a road to mark the protest. She was later dragged and removed by cops on duty in no time and also taken away in a police van.

Another clip showed former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat being lifted and taken away by cops, also forcibly.

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Before the pan-India protest kicked off, Rahul Gandhi had addressed a press briefing in the morning where he alleged that the media was losing freedom under the current government. In strongly-worded remarks, he also claimed that the institutions were being captured by the RSS.

Later, the BJP’s Ravi Shankar Prasad also held a media briefing and said that the country had lost its freedom in the “Emergency era”.