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Sikhs Arrested for Vandalism During MTV Protest

Police in India's financial and entertainment capital, Mumbai, have arrested 70 members of the minority Sikh community accused of vandalizing television channel MTV's offices while protesting an advertisement.

The protesters allegedly threw stones, broke windows and damaged furniture Monday while protesting an ad for a show called On the Job 2. The advertisement for the show about unusual jobs depicts a Sikh girl giving a man a massage.

The 70 people arrested were later released.

MTV's legal counsel in Mumbai called the incident "unfortunate."

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.