New Delhi: Farmers became violent on the Ambala-Patiala border during their march to Delhi in protest against the Agriculture Bill of the central government.
The police fired tear gas shells on the agitated farmers. There was a sharp shower of water cannons in order to push the farmers back and disperse them. The farmers heading towards Delhi were not ready to retreat but the policemen chased them and beat them with sticks.
Things have worsened on the Ambala-Patiala border. The protesting farmers uprooted the police barricades. The police and the farmers came face to face and started throwing stones at each other. The police used water cannons to stop the furious farmers. The police also tried to stop the farmers by putting up trucks, tractors and trolleys on the border.
In many places, the farmers also overturned the trucks and trolleys. The farmers threw the police barricades into the river at some places.
When the farmers forcibly entered Haryana by riding in tractors, the Rapid Action Force was called in when the situation deteriorated. The Rapid Action Force repulsed the farmers.
The police have put up loudspeakers on the Singhu border between Haryana and Punjab and appealed to the farmers to return, but it did not have any effect.
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