The farmers’ protest in Chennai has taken a different turn.
The Bharat Bandh called by the United Kisan Morcha against all the three agricultural laws had a partial effect in Tamil Nadu. The bandh did not see any significant impact on normal life while the agitators organized rail and road roko programs at various places. Buses ply as usual, shops and commercial establishments opened, schools and colleges functioned normally. But the farmers’ protest in Chennai has taken a different turn.
Protesters agitating against agricultural laws clashed with the state police and broke police barricades. The incident took place in Anna Salai area of Chennai. Here the protesters were raising slogans against the three agricultural laws and the Modi government. The police have taken the protesters into custody. At the same time, due to the ongoing Bharat Bandh across the country, many farmers have now been taken into custody by the police.
In the Anna Salai area, the drivers faced trouble due to the protesters. He faced a traffic jam. The roads leading to the police side were closed by putting up barricades. In such a situation, the drivers had to come through alternate routes.
CPI(M) state secretary K Balakrishnan said the farmers are continuously protesting, while the Modi government is refusing to withdraw the three agriculture laws. Our struggle will continue and will continue in the future.