Tractor rally of protesting farmers turning violent

Delhi witnessed chaotic scenes on Tuesday as groups of protesting farmers broke off from planned Republic Day tractor parade routes and swarmed into the heart of the national capital, hoisting a farm union flag and a Sikh religious flag on the ramparts of Red Fort. Police used tear gas, water cannons and lathi charges to stop farmers at several locations in the city, including at ITO.Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), on Tuesday, shut down the entry and exit gates of more than 10 metro stations in central and north Delhi temporarily.

Delhi Police said 83 police personnel and one civilian had been injured during the protest. By evening, the Home Ministry deployed additional paramilitary forces in Delhi, and suspended mobile internet services in several parts of the city.

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