Video ID: 20141109-002
M/S Man and woman kissing before being accosted by counter-protester
M/S Demonstrators and police
C/U Sign against kissing in public
W/S Protesters rallying against kissing in public
W/S Protesters joining hands
M/S A protester clapping and singing
W/S Counter-protesters, protesters and security
W/S New Delhi, India
At least 70 people were detained in New Delhi on Saturday, as they locked lips in support of a campaign promoting kissing in public and decrying laws against showing public displays of affection. Fights were also reported with counter-protesters during the rally outside the RSS headquarters
The protest was staged in support of the Kiss of Love movement in the state of Kerala. The protesters, including many women and students, gathered outside the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) office near Jhandewalan Metro station in central Delhi in the afternoon. Some of the protesters locked lips as hundreds of onlookers gathered to watch. The activists also formed a human chain on the road and blocked traffic.
The Kiss of Love movement began in the city of Kochi last week in opposition to what they say is rising moral policing in India.
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