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Protesting Farmers Enter Delhi and Confront Police: Key Events | India News

NEW DELHI: Thousands of farmers protesting controversial farm laws broke through police barricades and clashed with police at various locations in the national capital on Tuesday as they headed into the city to eliminate the proposed tractor rally on the Day of the Republic.
Here’s a look at the main developments.
Doors of several metro stations closed
The entry / exit gates of Samaypur Badli, Rohini Sector 18/19, Haiderpur Badli Mor, Jahangir Puri, Adarsh ​​Nagar, Azadpur, Model Town, GTB Nagar, Vishwavidyalaya, Vidhan Sabha and Civil Lines are closed. The entry / exit gates of the Indraprastha metro station and all stations on the green line are closed, according to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.
Protesters cross the borders of Delhi to enter the city
Chanting ‘rang de basanti’ and ‘jai jawan jai kisan’, numerous farmers mounted tractors, motorcycles, horses and even cranes to cross the borders of the national capital into the city.
Locals stood on both sides of roads in various places throwing flower petals on farmers amidst the rhythms of the drums.
Standing on flag-adorned vehicles, protesters danced to patriotic songs such as ‘Aisa desh hai mera’ and ‘Sare jahan se achcha’.
Protesters break barricades and clash with police
The protesting farmers broke through barricades and clashed with security personnel at various locations in Delhi as they tried to enter the city.
At ITO, the protesters broke through the police barricade, destroyed DTC buses parked in the middle of the road as barricades and clashed with security personnel in front of the Police headquarters. Protesters also broke barricades at the Karnal bypass, border with Tikro
The rally goes peacefully, says the union leader
“The demonstration is going on peacefully. I have no knowledge of it. We are in Ghazipur and we are freeing up traffic here,” said Rakesh Tikait, spokesperson for Bharatiya Kisan Union when asked about incidents of violence in some places, during the rally. of tractors.
Strengthened security in Delhi in light of demonstration by peasant leaders
Security in the national capital was reinforced with police barricades set up at several important places in the city, including ITO, the Yamuna Bridge and other locations. This was done in light of the proposed tractor rally called by farmers’ unions on Republic Day against the recently enacted central farm laws.
Watch Tractor demonstration: clash between farmers and Delhi police at various points

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