New Delhi: Around 40 university students, including some Left activists, were detained after a protest Monday at the Israeli embassy here against air strikes by Israel in the Gaza Strip, police said.
The students from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) were detained after they marched towards the embassy on Aurangzeb Road and broke barricades on their way around noon.
They were taken to the Tughlak Road Police station in buses.
Kavita Krishnan, a Left member, told IANS that police personnel dragged the women activists who were protesting peacefully.
"A policewomen hit me on the face with a helmet while I was raising slogans," said Krishnan.
Police said the activists were put under preventive detention and later allowed to go.
"We had already told the activists Sunday not to protest at such a high-security zone as it is not allowed," a police official told IANS.
The activists held a similar protest near the embassy Sunday as well.