Thousands of farmers protest in Haryana against new farm laws

Thousands of farmers protested in Haryana in order to pressure the government to repeal the new controversial agriculture laws. Police said that around 4000 farmers participated in the protest in Karnal district of Haryana.

Authorities imposed restrictions on gatherings and snapped internet services ahead of the protest. Security is tight in the area with hundreds of police deployed there. Authorities said that they “will not tolerate if highways are blocked by farmers”, but protesters said “they will break barriers and move forward”.