Chaos, clashes at farmers’ protest: 16 photos that capture what happened
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Chaos prevailed in the national capital on 72nd Republic Day on Tuesday, as a "tractor rally" called by farmers demanding the repeal of new farm laws turned violent. In Pic: Farmers knock down a barricade at the Ghazipur border.
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Tens of thousands of protesting farmers broke the barricades to enter Delhi, with police resorting to tear-gassing and lathi-charge to stop their march. In Pic: Protesters break a barricade at ITO, in the heart of the national capital.
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Delhi Police said the farmers did not stick to routes allotted to them for the tractor rally, leading to chaos and clashes.
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A protester, who was driving a tractor that turned turtle, was killed in Central Delhi.
Police also said the clashes had led to "extensive damage to public property" and injuries to "many policemen",
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Clashes were also reported from several parts of Delhi.
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Protesters were also seen breaking barricades and chasing police personnel with sticks at ITO in New Delhi.
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The policemen were seen running or taking cover behind vehicles as farmers brandished sticks and rammed their tractors into the buses parked by police.
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Chaos erupted after farmers remained adamant about heading towards central Delhi. In Pic: Protesters rescue a cop from crowd.
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Defying security arrangements, the protesters also stormed the Red Fort in Old Delhi where they clashed with the police. In pic: A man hangs on to a pole holding a religious flag along with a farm union flag at the Red Fort monument.
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The protesting farmers also installed a Sikh religious flag on a minaret of the Red Fort.
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Tension spiralled between the protesting farmers and police as the crowds swelled at the Red Fort complex.
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Protesters in a face-off with the police personnel inside the Red Fort complex.
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On Republic Day 2021, thousands of protestors clashed with the police during the tractor parade called by farmer unions on January 26, demanding a repeal of the laws.
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Delhi Police also had to resort to a lathi-charge in order to remove the protesting farmers from the Red Fort.
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An elderly protester carrying an injured cop.
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Chaos reigned for nearly 90 minutes at the Red Fort following which police was able to remove the protesting farmers from Red Fort complex.