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.
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