NEW DELHI: Tens of thousands of farmers protesting against agricultural reforms have fought through police barricades and tear gas to enter Delhi’s historic Red Fort complex.
They were on foot and in tractors – part of a huge rally that was planned to coincide with India’s Republic Day. Mobile internet services have been suspended in parts of Delhi as security forces scramble to restore order.
Many protesters diverted from agreed routes and clashes broke out with police. One protester has died. Protests were also held in other cities, including Banglore and Mumbai.
Protesters climb on a dome at the ramparts of the Red Fort.
Sikh warriors on their horses take part in a rally to support protesting farmers in New Delhi
Security personnel stand guard along a blocked highway in Ghazipur.
Protesting farmers break police barricades as they march to the capital.
Farmers entered the Mughal-era Red Fort as they continue to protest.
Protesters made their way to the historic Red Fort in the heart of the city centre.
Farmers use sticks to push away tear gas canisters.
Farmers and others watch after Sikhs hoisted a Sikh religious flag, on a minaret of the historic Red Fort.
A protesting farmer hurls back a tear gas shell towards police.
Farmers run after breaching a police barricade.