We were on our way to Agra when our bus was stopped by a sit in protest on a four lane highway. Apparently the men in this photo suspected that someone tampered with ballot boxes and they were not going to let traffic move until they were satisfied that the police would address their demands for an investigation. We sat on our bus for four hours in searing heat as negotiations took place. Fortunately my guide was willing to escort me and I was able to take pictures of the protest. Democracy is messy and it's good to know that there are people who are willing to take a stand against corruption to defend their freedom.

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