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Protests against Padmaavat spread to Noida, Gr Noida

Noida: Protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie 'Padmaavat' are swelling in and around Delhi-NCR, with Sunday witnessing protests at various places of Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddh Nagar district, by members of right wing groups and other communities.
People associated with Vishwa Hindu Parishad and members of Rajput, Karni and Gurjar communities warned against the release of the film, which allegedly tarnishes the image of queen Padmavati.
A massive scuffle broke out at Delhi-Noida-Delhi flyway, where a mob of over hundred people from these abover mentioned communities stormed the toll booth around 3pm.
The mob vandalised around a dozen toll booths, damaged computers, attacked some private vehicles and argued with passersby.
Traffic came to a halt for around 30 minutes, before police pacified the protesters.
"The protesters had to make a U-turn from DND but stopped and created ruckus.
"The police team reached the spot and detained six persons. The brawl led to a traffic jam for around 30 minutes," said Abhinandan, Noida Assistant Superintendent of Police.
The protesters had come to stage a protest outside malls and posh markets of Noida.
However, heavy presence police presence stopped them from reaching there.
Similar protests were witnessed in Greater Noida and Ghaziabad as well.
In Greater Noida, hundreds of people protested outside Grand Venice mall, amid heavy police presence.
In Ghaziabad, the protestors blocked roads and burnt tyres, which were placed to block traffic in Sahibabad area of Ghaziabad.
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