Violence During Farmers’ Tractor Parade: Delhi Police Registers 22 FIRs


New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Wednesday said that as many as twenty-two FIRs have been registered so far in connection with violence during farmers’ tractor parade on Tuesday.

After two months of peaceful protests on Delhi’s borders and 11 rounds of negotiations with the Central government, the farmers had planned the tractor rally on the Republic Day on Tuesday.

During this, New Delhi witnessed violent scenes as farmers participating in a tractor rally clashed with the police, broke barricades and stormed the Red Fort, and the police responded with tear gases and lathi charge.

While one protester died after his tractor overturned while ramming a road barrier at ITO, scores were injured, among them at least 150 police personnel, as mobs resorted to violence and vandalism while forcing their way in, around the time the Republic Day parade was underway on Rajpath.

The farmer body strongly condemned the incidents and called off the tractor rally with immediate effect while maintaining that the movement will continue peacefully.

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