Farmers tractor rally violence: Delhi Police detain 200

Farmers' tractor rally violence: Delhi Police detain 200 people

A man throws a tear gas canister back at police during the tractor rally held by farmers to protest against farm laws. Credit: Reuters photo.

The Delhi Police on Wednesday detained 200 people in connection with the violence during farmers' tractor rally in the city yesterday. They will be arrested soon, informed the Delhi Police.


The Delhi Police has registered 22 FIRs so far in connection with the violence that broke out during the farmers' tractor parade in the national capital leaving over 100 policemen injured, officials said on Wednesday.

The tractor parade on Tuesday that was to highlight the demands of the farmer unions to repeal three new Agri laws dissolved into anarchy on the streets of the city as tens of thousands of protesters broke through barriers, fought with police, overturned vehicles and hoisted a religious flag from the ramparts of the iconic Red Fort.

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Additional PRO (Delhi Police), Anil Mittal, said 22 FIRs have been so far registered in connection with Tuesday's violence.

More than 100 policemen have been injured in the incident, he said.

The Sayunkt Kisan Morcha (SKM), which comprises various farmer organisations, had proposed a "Kisan Tractor Rally" on Republic Day. The SKM had held several rounds of meetings with the Delhi Police in connection with their tractor parade.

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