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LIVE Gantantra Parade: Farmers reach ITO, ISBT; cops lathicharge protestors

Farmers’ protest LIVE updates: Heavy security has been deployed in view of the unprecedented ‘Kisan Gantantra Parade’ that will move into Delhi from three border points.

 

Farmers’ protest LIVE updates Day 61: Police today used tear gas on groups of farmers when they tried to break past barricades and cemented barriers with tractors at Delhi’s Mukarba Chowk for the unprecedented ‘Kisan Gantantra Parade’.

Groups of protesting farmers camping at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur border points of the capital broke police barricades on Tuesday morning to force their way into the city, before the time allotted by the for their tractor parade.
Numerous tractors bearing flags assembled at the border points of the capital with men and women dancing on drum beats as locals gathered on both sides of the road showering flower petals them.
Security personnel have been trying to convince the farmers to stick to the plan of holding the tractor parade after the conclusion of the Republic Day parade at Rajpath.

The protesting farmers have also announced a foot march to Parliament on February 1, when the annual Budget is presented, to press for their demands including a repeal of the three new agriculture laws.

The farmer unions, protesting for nearly two months against the three new Central farm laws, had said on Monday that their tractor parade would start only after the official Republic Day parade on Rajpath concluded.

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