Farmers March LIVE updates: Delhi chalo protests against three farm laws today
After several high-voltage clashes, farmers protesting three controversial agricultural laws passed by the government in September entered the national capital on Friday night, marking a breakthrough in their march from Delhi Chalo.
Thousands in all, these farmers faced multiple sources of tension with police in riot gear using tear gas, water cannons, barricades and barbed wire when entering Delhi from contiguous states such as Haryana, as they insisted on protesting against the three passed laws. by Parliament, claiming that these laws will reduce their profits in the market and give more power to corporations.
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Representing more than 30 agricultural organizations, these farmers will be escorted to a protest site in New Delhi on Saturday for a peaceful demonstration. The protesting farmers, gathered at Delhi’s Tikri border, proceeded by truck to Burari on Friday night after they were allowed to hold demonstrations in the Sant Nirankari Campus demanding an open space to hold their protest.
As a result of this call for protest, traffic and metro operations were disrupted in many parts of Delhi on Friday. The Delhi Traffic Police published a series of tweets asking people to avoid the outer ring road, Mukarba Chowk, GTK road, NH-44 and the Singhu border in view of the march.
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Here are the latest updates:
7:30 am: Protesting farmers retreat at night at Singhu border, set langar
Punjab farmers who were part of the ‘Delhi Chalo’ movement withdrew at night at the Singhu (Delhi-Haryana) border on Friday, after a grueling day of confrontation with the police.