Farmers block roads across India in protest over agriculture law | Daily News

Farmers block roads across India in protest over agriculture law

Thousands of farmers blockaded main roads across India for several hours on Saturday to press their demand for the repeal of new agricultural laws that have led to months of major protests.

The protesters used tractors, lorries and boulders to blockade the roads. They carried banners and flags denouncing the laws, which they say will leave them poorer and at the mercy of corporations.

“We will keep fighting till our last breath,” said Jhajjan Singh, 80, a farmer at a protest site in Ghazipur. The country’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, “should know that either he will remain or we will,” he said.

Authorities deployed thousands of security forces, mainly outside Delhi, where farmers have camped at three main sites for more than two months. The farmers have said they would not leave until the government repeals the laws. Guardian, UK