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Group protesting over heat wave in the country gets respite after cops spray water cannons to drive them away 

06, Jun 2019 By @jurnoleast

The early morning rush hour traffic of Delhi got even worse today thanks to a group of men who had gathered to protest against the intense heat wave in the country. The protest however didn’t last long as cops who arrived to deal with the situation sprayed water jets which gave the protesters some respite and they immediately dispersed.

Around 20 men gathered at Jantar Mantar today shouting slogans against the ‘sun’ for the intense heat wave that gripped the north making life difficult for the people. Faking News spoke to one of the protester, who said, “Our protest is against this sweltering heat. This oppression by the sun has to end. Temperature has reached 50 deg and there seems to be no end to our misery.”

Eyewitness say that a few members of the group even whipped out soap bought from nearby shop and took a bath under the water jets. It was later found that these members were engineering students who were making the most of the situation. “There is water shortage in our hostel. I haven’t taken bath for the last 3 weeks. So I couldn’t stop myself from taking a bath after seeing so much water,” said one protester who didn’t wish to be named.

Surprisingly cops arrived at the protest scene within seconds and initially tried to pacify the group and urged them to leave. However when the group refused to budge the policemen had to look for other options.

The men dispersed immediately after police, armed with water cannons, sprayed water non-stop which managed to provide some relief from the heat.

The protest also entered the Guinness Book as the shortest protest any where in the world, lasting for just 3 minutes and 42 seconds.