Tear gas, lathi-charge at farmers’ tractor rally amid R-Day celebrations
Thousands of farmers knocked down police barricades and entered Delhi on foot on Tuesday morning amid a huge police presence ahead of a tractor rally permitted after the Republic Day parade at the iconic Rajpath. Tear gas shells were fired by policemen to stop the protesters in some parts of the city.
On Sunday, the Delhi police gave permission for the tractor parade on the condition that the rally will start only after the completion of the parade on the Rajpath. Leaders of farmers’ unions also announced a march on foot to the Parliament on February 1.