** TRIGGER WARNING: SOME OF THE IMAGES DEPICT GRAPHIC VIOLENCE **
Violence broke out in north-east Delhi on Monday, leaving five people, including a head constable of the Delhi police, dead and several others injured. While most of the media attention was focused on US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, Delhi was burning, literally.
Shops and vehicles were set on fire as a mob went on a rampage in North East Delhi’s Maujpur, Jafrabad and other areas. Several reporters narrated in first-person accounts how men wearing saffron tilaks raised ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans as they burned down vehicles and shops.
Photos and videos of the violence showed just how tense and serious the situation is.
VIDEO : #Chandbagh— Shaheen Bagh Official (@ShaheenBagh_) February 24, 2020
Delhi is burning, this is what the goverment wanted.
Delhi is made into war zone by Rightwingers!
You can listen "JAI SHREE RAAM" in background
Sab yaad rakha jayega! #DelhiViolence #DelhiBurning
Via - @NrcProtest pic.twitter.com/25PR7WAwAE
In this video from the violence in northeast Delhi’s Chand Bagh, a Muslim saint shrine appears to have been torched by locals.— Uzair Hasan Rizvi (@RizviUzair) February 24, 2020
Locals are carrying petrol bombs, shouting pro-Hindu slogans while setting the shrine on fire.
Tensed situation in capital pic.twitter.com/aMInUNOZRy
Delhi: Fire at tyre market near Gokulpuri metro station area has been doused. No casualties reported. 10 fire tenders were present at the spot. The market was allegedly set ablaze during the violence that broke out in North-East Delhi. pic.twitter.com/uLn3Y10oC1— ANI (@ANI) February 24, 2020
Things are extremely tense in Maujpur-Jaffrabad.— Vijayta Lalwani (@VijaytaL) February 24, 2020
Here is a video I clicked at 3.14 pm at Maujpur Chowk where I saw pro CAA protestors set a shop on fire. pic.twitter.com/fXbcrTkcwO
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.