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India: Farmers break police barricades as thousands descend on Delhi for tractor protest02:30

India: Farmers break police barricades as thousands descend on Delhi for tractor protest

India, Delhi
January 26, 2021 at 21:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

One protester died in New Delhi on Tuesday after thousands of farmers demonstrating against agricultural reforms breached police blockades to stage a tractor parade in the Indian capital.

Groups of farmers riding tractors forced through police barricades at New Delhi's Singhu border to parade in the city centre as the country celebrated its Republic Day.

"Farmers unions are organising the [Republic Day] parade today on January 26. This is huge a parade against the anti-farmer black laws passed by the government. This will be historic, something India has never witnessed ever," said a member of a farmers' association.

One farmer reportedly died after his tractor overturned near the ITO junction in central Delhi during the protest. Several clashes between police and protesters occurred during the day parade according to local reports.

India has been rocked by farmers' protest since last November as farmers have rejected the government reforms that enables growers to legally sell their products anywhere in the country without being subject to fixed state prices.

India: Farmers break police barricades as thousands descend on Delhi for tractor protest02:30
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One protester died in New Delhi on Tuesday after thousands of farmers demonstrating against agricultural reforms breached police blockades to stage a tractor parade in the Indian capital.

Groups of farmers riding tractors forced through police barricades at New Delhi's Singhu border to parade in the city centre as the country celebrated its Republic Day.

"Farmers unions are organising the [Republic Day] parade today on January 26. This is huge a parade against the anti-farmer black laws passed by the government. This will be historic, something India has never witnessed ever," said a member of a farmers' association.

One farmer reportedly died after his tractor overturned near the ITO junction in central Delhi during the protest. Several clashes between police and protesters occurred during the day parade according to local reports.

India has been rocked by farmers' protest since last November as farmers have rejected the government reforms that enables growers to legally sell their products anywhere in the country without being subject to fixed state prices.