Delhi Chalo: Farmers Brave Police Tear Gas, Water Cannons To Continue March
Karnal: Police used tear gas and water cannons near Karnal town to halt their progress, but that did not deter Punjab and Haryana farmers from continuing their Delhi Chalo march.
As the protesting farmers removed barricades in Ambala and advanced past trucks parked on the bridge near Karna Lake, Karnal police tried to disperse them.
The determined and stubborn farmers, protesting against the Union government’s new farm laws, resisted the police and some threw stones at security personnel deployed to control the crowd.
It led to massive traffic snarl, with hundreds of cars and trucks and buses were stranded on National Highway 44 as police blocked a 15km stretch and diverted traffic from the highway that connects Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir with Delhi, reports the Hindustan Times.
Farmers unions launched the Delhi Chalo drive coinciding it with Constitution Day.