In pictures: Indian farmers enter Delhi’s Red Fort as protests break out across the country

Some protesters hoisted the Khalistan flag on a minaret of the historic Red Fort monument.
 Updated January 27, 2021

Thousands of Indian farmers protesting against agricultural reforms breached barricades on Tuesday to enter the historic Red Fort complex in the capital and hoist flags after clashing with police, who fired tear gas to scatter them.

Growers, angered by laws they say help large, private buyers at the expense of producers, have camped outside New Delhi for almost two months, posing one of the biggest challenges to Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he came to power in 2014.

Protests were also held in other cities, including Banglore and Mumbai.

Farmers take part in a tractor rally as they continue to demonstrate against the Indian government's recent agricultural reforms in New Delhi on January 26, 2021. — AFP
Farmers take part in a tractor rally as they continue to demonstrate against the Indian government’s recent agricultural reforms in New Delhi on January 26, 2021. — AFP
Protesters climb on a dome at the ramparts of the Red Fort as farmers continue to demonstrate against the Indian government's recent agricultural reforms in New Delhi on January 26. — AFP
Protesters climb on a dome at the ramparts of the Red Fort as farmers continue to demonstrate against the Indian government’s recent agricultural reforms in New Delhi on January 26. — AFP
Farmers move barricades during a tractor rally to protest against farm laws on the occasion of India's Republic Day at Tikri border near New Delhi on January 26. — Reuters
Farmers move barricades during a tractor rally to protest against farm laws on the occasion of India’s Republic Day at Tikri border near New Delhi on January 26. — Reuters
Farmers and others watch after Sikhs hoisted a Sikh religious flag, on a minaret of the historic Red Fort monument in New Delhi on Jan 26. — AP
Farmers and others watch after Sikhs hoisted a Sikh religious flag, on a minaret of the historic Red Fort monument in New Delhi on Jan 26. — AP
Activists and farmers take part in a protest as they continue to demonstrate in Bangalore on Jan 26. — AFP
Activists and farmers take part in a protest as they continue to demonstrate in Bangalore on Jan 26. — AFP
Protesting farmers break police barricades as they march to the capital during India's Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi on Jan 26. — AP
Protesting farmers break police barricades as they march to the capital during India’s Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi on Jan 26. — AP
A protesting farmer hurls back a tear gas shell towards police as they march to the capital breaking police barricades during India's Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi on Jan 26. — AP
A protesting farmer hurls back a tear gas shell towards police as they march to the capital breaking police barricades during India’s Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi on Jan 26. — AP
Security personnel stand guard along a blocked highway at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border in Ghazipur on Jan 26. — AFP
Security personnel stand guard along a blocked highway at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border in Ghazipur on Jan 26. — AFP
A farmer prepares breakfast for protestors as they continue to demonstrate against the central government's recent agricultural reforms, in Bangalore on January 26. — AFP
A farmer prepares breakfast for protestors as they continue to demonstrate against the central government’s recent agricultural reforms, in Bangalore on January 26. — AFP
Farmers of Maharashtra state salute during the national anthem as they take part in a rally in Mumbai on Jan 26. — AFP
Farmers of Maharashtra state salute during the national anthem as they take part in a rally in Mumbai on Jan 26. — AFP

Header image: A protester climbs on a flagpole at the ramparts of the Red Fort as farmers continue to demonstrate against the central government’s recent agricultural reforms in New Delhi on Jan 26, 2021. — AFP

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