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Farmers' protest on Republic Day and the chaos that followed — in pictures

Updated : 2021-01-27 14:55:30

Tens of thousands of farmers drove a convoy of tractors into the capital as the nation celebrated Republic Day on Tuesday in the backdrop of agricultural protests.

A police officer uses a baton during a protest against farm laws introduced by the government, in New Delhi. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)
A police officer uses a baton during a protest against farm laws introduced by the government, in New Delhi. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)
Farmers clash with police during a tractor rally to protest against farm laws on the occasion of India's Republic Day in Delhi. (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui)
Farmers clash with police during a tractor rally to protest against farm laws on the occasion of India's Republic Day in Delhi. (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui)
A protesting farmer pleads in front of a police officer to let them pass through a barricade at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
A protesting farmer pleads in front of a police officer to let them pass through a barricade at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Indian police chase protesting farmers away as they march to the capital breaking police barricades. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Indian police chase protesting farmers away as they march to the capital breaking police barricades. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
A man throws a tear gas canister back at police during a tractor rally held by farmers at Ghazipur border near Delhi. (REUTERS/Stringer)
A man throws a tear gas canister back at police during a tractor rally held by farmers at Ghazipur border near Delhi. (REUTERS/Stringer)
A protesting farmer hurls back a tear gas shell towards police. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
A protesting farmer hurls back a tear gas shell towards police. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Protesting farmers riding tractors shout slogans as they march to the capital breaking police barricades. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Protesting farmers riding tractors shout slogans as they march to the capital breaking police barricades. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Protesting farmers remove police barricades. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Protesting farmers remove police barricades. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Farmers gather in front of the historic Red Fort during a protest against farm laws. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)
Farmers gather in front of the historic Red Fort during a protest against farm laws. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)
Protesters wave Nishan Sahib, a Sikh religious flag, as they arrive at the historic Red Fort monument in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Dinesh Joshi)
Protesters wave Nishan Sahib, a Sikh religious flag, as they arrive at the historic Red Fort monument in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Dinesh Joshi)
A flag is hoisted on the minaret of the historic Red Fort monument in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Dinesh Joshi)
A flag is hoisted on the minaret of the historic Red Fort monument in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Dinesh Joshi)
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