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Farmers Hoist Flag at Red Fort in Delhi, Clashes with Police Intensify

Groups of protesting farmers camping at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur border points of New Delhi broke police barricades this morning to force their way into Delhi

Farmers Hoist Flag at Red Fort in Delhi, Clashes with Police Intensify

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Sentinel Digital Desk

NEW DELHI: In the latest update from the farmers' tractor parade in New Delhi, protestors were seen hoisting flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort.

Earlier today, the police were forced to use tear gas after farmers protesting against the farm bill laws, broke police barricades on Tuesday morning at Singhu and Tikri border points of the national capital, Delhi to make their way into the city.

Police used tear gas on groups of farmers as they tried to break barricades, cemented barriers with tractors at Delhi's Mukarba Chowk. Kasan Mazdoor Sangharsh Samiti reached Mukarba Chowk from where they were supposed to go towards Kanjhawala but broke the barricades and are now moving towards the ring road.

Satnam Singh Pannu, Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee at Singhu Border alleged that the Delhi Police is stopping them from moving towards Ring Road.

"The route they are asking us to follow wasn't agreed upon," he added.

Meanwhile, windows of at least seven buses and police vehicles broken and reports of attacks on policemen also reported.

Numerous tractors bearing flags assembled at the border points of the national capital early morning 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 government has said it is ready to suspend the laws for one-and-a-half years. In reply, the farmers said that there is no point in suspending the laws and made it clear that we want the repeal of the laws," said a farmer leader.

Farmers have been protesting on the different borders of the national capital since November 26 last year against the three newly enacted farm laws - Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

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