On 21 August, a massive rally of tens of thousands of protesters marched from Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan to Tughlakabad, where the Delhi Development Authority had demolished a temple of Ravidas, a fifteenth-century Dalit saint and poet, following a Supreme Court order. Various Dalit groups had come together under an umbrella body called the Akhil Bharatiya Sant Shiromani Guru Ravidas Mandir Sanyukta Sanrakhshan Samiti to protest the demolition and demand for the temple to be rebuilt. Three days after the demolition, on 13 August, a similar protest was conducted in Punjab, where the Ravidassia community has a large presence. The rally in Delhi was led by the Bhim Army, and its chief, Chandrashekhar Azad, was detained during the protest. Less than one kilometre away from the site of the demolished temple, the Delhi Police personnel prevented the protesters from proceeding further. In an ensuing clash, the protesters engaged in stone pelting and broke the windows of a few nearby vehicles, following which the Delhi Police used tear gas to disperse them.