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Farmers’ tractor rally photos: How the protests unfolded at Delhi borders

Ahead of their scheduled tractor rally on Republic Day, farmers protesting at the Singhu and Tikri borders of the national capital broke police barricades to force their way into the city.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
January 26, 2021 1:03:27 pm
Farmers remove police barricades set up near the Red Fort during the 'Kisan Gantantra Parade' amid the 72nd Republic Day celebrations, in New Delhi. (PTI)

Chaos and confusion prevailed at Delhi’s borders on Tuesday as police resorted to lathicharge and tear gas after protesting farmers tried to break past barricades. Ahead of their scheduled tractor rally on Republic Day, farmers protesting at the Singhu and Tikri borders of the national capital broke police barricades to force their way into the city. Security personnel tried to convince them that they have been given permission to hold their tractor parade in Delhi only after the Republic Day parade at Rajpath concluded.

Earlier on Sunday, the Delhi Police had granted permission to carry out a tractor parade today inside the Capital on the condition that the farmers will start only after the completion of the official parade on Rajpath. As per the agreement, the farmers will enter Delhi from the borders, but stay in the adjoining areas and not venture towards Central Delhi.

Farmers attempt to break police barricade as march towards Delhi near Nangloi on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (Express photo by Amit Mehra) Police uses tear gas to disperse farmers attempting to break barricades at Ghazipur border during their ‘Kisan Gantantra Parade’. (PTI) A Nihang supporter of farmers clashes with police at Ghazipur border during their ‘Kisan Gantantra Parade’. (PTI) Farmers attempt to break barricades as they try to march towards Red Fort during ‘Kisan Gantantra Parade’ amid the in New Delhi. (PTI) Farmers hoist flags at the Red Fort during the ‘Kisan Gantantra Parade’ amid the 72nd Republic Day celebrations, in New Delhi. (PTI) Groups of protesting farmers on Tuesday entered Red Fort after breaching police barricades, attacking personnel and even vandalising a bus at ITO. Farmers attempt to break police barricade as they try to march towards Delhi near Nangloi during the Kisan Gantantra Parade. (Express Photo By Amit Mehra) Tractors returning to Ghazipur from near Apsara border, where they were stuck for over an hour. (Express photo) Road jam on NH-44 leading to Delhi from Sonipat. Few groups were seen walking to Delhi while others had to return. (Express photo by Sukhbir Siwach) Farmers at the Singhu border on Tuesday. (Express photo by Sofi Ahsan) Earlier on Sunday, the Delhi Police had granted permission to carry out a tractor parade today in Delhi on the condition that the farmers will start only after the completion of the official parade on Rajpath. (Express Photo by Praveen Khanna) Farmers on their way to the national capital before their tractor rally. (Express photo by Sofi Ahsan) Farmers from Tikri border at a tractor rally near Jharoda Kalan. (Express photo by Aranya Shankar) Tractors at Singhu border on the Kundli-Manesar-Palway Expressway, before they began the march. (Express photo by Aranya Shankar) Farmer leaders speak at a protest venue. (Express photo by Ashna Butani) The tractors rally on Tuesday marked the completion of two months of protest against the Centre’s contentious farm laws by farmers camping at the borders of Delhi. (Express photo by Ashna Butani) View on the road towards Sonipat from the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway on Tuesday. (Express Photo by Abhinav Saha) Farmers marching towards Delhi from the Tikri border on Tuesday. (Express Photo By Amit Mehra) Police at the Tikri Border on Tuesday. (Express Photo By Amit Mehra) After breaking police barricades at the Singhu and Tikri border points, farmers also broke police barricades at Ghazipur border. (Express photo by Ashna Butani) Chaos prevailed as police resorted to lathicharge after protesting farmers broke the remaining police barricades. (Express photo by Ashna Butani) At the Singhu border, teargas has been fired at the protesting farmers. The majority of farmers have stopped while some have moved ahead. (Express photo by Sofi Ahsan) Tractors stuck in jam a little distance away from Tikri border. (Express photo by Aranya Shankar) Farmers on their way back to the Singhu border. (Express photo by Sofi Ahsan) Farmers on the Kundli-Manesar-Palway Expressway. (Express photo by Jaipal Singh)

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