India on Tuesday celebrated its 72nd Republic Day, with a curtailed parade in New Delhi. Retaining the continuing COVID-19 pandemic in thoughts, the occasion was held with a bunch of precautionary measures in place. However whilst dignitaries assembled to observe the tricolour be unfurled and the next parade, not too far-off, 1000’s of protesting farmers started clashing with the police.
For many who haven’t adopted the information in latest days, farmers protesting exterior the nationwide capital for 2 months are marking Republic Day with a tractor rally to the nationwide capital. Whereas closely opposed by the police and Central officers, a tentative route map had ultimately been negotiated.
This is every thing that has occurred right this moment, summed up in 10 factors:
1. The farmers’ tractor rally to Delhi took a violent flip because the protesters broke by means of barricades and vandalised buses. Visuals shared by information company ANI additionally confirmed the protesters atop tractors chasing down police officers who had been on foot. The police in flip used water cannons and tear fuel to oppose the farmers and in some locations their efforts to maneuver onwards was blocked by barricades. After a conflict on the ITO, a gaggle of protesters additionally reached the Pink Fort. Reportedly, one protester has been killed.