Farmers’ protest: Cops use water cannons to stop Youth Congress workers from marching to Chandigarh


As farmers’ protest continued on Wednesday, police used water cannons on Punjab Youth Congress workers who jumped barricades in a bid to march to Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s residence in Chandigarh.

Police use water cannons to disperse farmers during a protest on the outskirts of Delhi on Wednesday. (Photo: Reuters)

As farmers’ protest continued on Wednesday, police used water cannons on Punjab Youth Congress workers who jumped barricades in a bid to march to Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s residence in Chandigarh.

The protesters had planned to gherao Manohar Lal Khattar’s official residence, according to the Chandigarh Police on Wednesday.

We were protesting against the Khattar government for stopping thousands of farmers while they were taking part in their ‘Delhi Chalo’ march, said a Youth Congress worker.

There was a huge police deployment near Khattar’s residence, and the water cannons were deployed about three kilometres away from his house. The activists, led by Punjab Youth Congress president Barinder Dhillon, had earlier gathered near Chandigarh headquarters of the Congress.

(With inputs from PTI)



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