Farmers’ protest: Police use tear gas, water cannons as farmers break barricades to march towards Delhi against Centre’s farm laws

With thousands of protesting farmers from Punjab assembling at the border of Haryana for their march towards Delhi on Thursday morning, the police stepped up security and put barricades at several places.

Haryana Police used water cannons and tear gas in order to stop farmers proceeding towards Delhi for their ‘Delhi Chalo’ march against Centre’s new farm laws.

The group of farmers allegedly tried to jump police barricades to enter Haryana. They even threw police barricades off the bridge into the Ghaggar river.

Several protestors pelted stones at the Shambhu border (Punjab-Haryana border).

Security personnel used fire tear gas shells to disperse a crowd of farmers gathered at the Shambhu border.

Meanwhile, security has also been heightened at the Delhi’s borders with Gurugram and Faridabad to stop the farmers from entering into the national capital.

Delhi Metro on Wednesday in a tweet said, “Due to Kisan Rally call for Delhi, on the request of Delhi Police & to avoid overcrowding in view of ongoing COVID pandemic, services will be regulated tomorrow from resumption early in the morning till 2PM through loops. After 2PM, services will run on all lines from end to end.”