The protest, held at the Gymkhana Maidan here, was led by leaders like Minister of State for Home Sri Prakash Jaiswal, Raj Babbar, Chairperson of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes PL Punia, state Congress chief Nirmal Khatri, former state chief Rita Bahuguna and others.
The protest was held at the Gymkhana Maidan.
However, these leaders were not arrested.
Nearly 5000 Congress activists were arrested during the protest, a government spokesperson said.
They were taken to Police Lines and later released in the evening, a police spokesperson added.