Police lob teargas shells as farmers break Haryana barricades, pelt stones

The Haryana Police on Tuesday hurled multiple rounds of tear gas shells, including through drones, at the Shambhu border near Ambala to disperse farmers marching towards Delhi to seek enactment of a law on minimum support price.

Chaotic scenes were witnessed near the border as farmers deployed tractors to remove cemented blocks which had been placed as part of the barricading by the Haryana police on the Ghaggar river bridge to prevent them from marching forward.

However, the Haryana police said tear gas shells were being used to control the situation as protestors were pelting stones at police personnel.

“Stones were pelted at Haryana police by protesters. To control the situation, tear gas shells were being used,” said a Haryana police spokesperson.

“No one will be allowed to create disturbance. Those doing so will be dealt

With strictly,” the spokesperson said, asserting that “the situation is completely under control”.

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