Scenes of mayhem and chaos are unfolding in Delhi during the Republic Day tractor march of the farmers, with many of them breaking barricades and police check posts to enter the city.
Shocking visuals have emerged on social media of police officials brandishing their lathis and firing tear gas at the protesters, while the farmers on the other hand have retaliated with swords and slogans.
In the latest update, the protesters in the farmers’ protests have now entered the Red Fort as well.
Tear gas was used at Delhi’s Mukarba Chowk to bring groups under control. Groups of protesting farmers camping at Singhu, Tikri, and Ghazipur border points of the national capital reportedly broke police barricades on Tuesday morning to force their way into the city, before the time allotted by the Delhi Police for their tractor parade. Clashes are also being reported at ITO, Akshardham.
Even groups of protesting farmers camping at Singhu and Tikri border points of the national capital broke police barricades in the morning to force their way into the city.
The Samkyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of 41 unions leading protests against the Centre’s farm laws, said their tractor parade will not enter central Delhi and it will start only after the official Republic Day parade on Rajpath concludes.
The unions said around two lakh tractors are expected to participate in their parade, which will move into the city from three border points–Singhu, Tikri, and Ghazipur (UP Gate).
According to the unions, there is no limit on vehicles.