Farmers break through Delhi Police barricades to join protesting wrestlers at Jantar Mantar

According to Delhi Police, farmers who came from different states to show support for the protesting farmers at Jantar Mantar in the national capital on Monday, breached the barricades set up in the area and reached the protest site.

Farmers from various parts of the country including Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh reached the national capital under the Samyukta Kisan Morcha on Sunday to support the wrestlers protesting at Jantar Mantar for over two weeks against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Singh, demanding his sacking and arrest following the allegations of sexual harassment by the wrestlers. The farmers who were escorted to Jantar Mantar were in a “hurry” to reach the protest site and hence “climbed” the barricades, the Delhi Police said.

“A group of farmers were escorted to Delhi’s Jantar Mantar. At the entry barricades, they were in a hurry to reach the Dharna site in which some of them climbed the barricades which fell down and were removed by them. The protestors at Jantar Mantar are being facilitated. Entry is being regulated through DFMD to ensure safety. Please remain peaceful and abide by the law,” the Delhi Police said.

In the wake of the incident, the Delhi Police urged the public to remain peaceful and abide by the law.The protesting wrestlers have made it clear that they won’t move until they get justice and Brij Bhushan is removed as the WFI chief and put behind bars.
The wrestlers took out a candle march in Delhi on Sunday.

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