A group of people, not more than 200, threw stones and vandalised tents erected by farmers at the Delhi-Haryana border in Singhu, the epicenter of farmers’ protests since over two months. The sudden violence at the protest site this afternoon, which has been tense since the Republic Day violence, prompted the police to use tear gas shells and farmers to appeal for calm.
A police official was injured in the violence.
The people who entered the protest site also tried to vandalise other infrastructure such as washing machines.
Two other key border points — Tikri and the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border at Ghazipur – have also been placed under heavy security.
At the Ghazipur border in east Delhi, Rakesh Tikait’s Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) has called a “Mahapanchayat” or meeting amid a huge backlash over Tuesday’s violence during their tractor rally.