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In Indian capital, new government leader stages protest after police ignore arrest order

Delhi state Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal waves to his supporters during a demonstration against the police in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. The fiery leader of India's capital lashed out at the New Delhi police on Monday, accusing the force of targeting the poor for petty offenses but refusing to combat serious crime. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
January 19, 2014 - 10:48 PM

NEW DELHI - The newly elected leader of the government of the Indian capital has defied police orders by leading a march on the national home ministry to protest the police's refusal to make a series of arrests ordered by one of his top aides.

The Monday demonstration has set Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on a collision course with the police. It followed a demand last week by Delhi's Law Minister Somnath Bharti, who ordered police to arrest two Ugandan and two Nigerian women, saying they sold drugs.

The police refused, saying they had no arrest warrant.

Kejriwal has vowed to lead a protest on the home ministry, which oversees the New Delhi police. Police have temporarily banned all protests at the ministry.

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