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Indian police fired tear gas, water cannon to break up farmers’ protest

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By ITN News Editor October 3, 2018 12:33

Indian police fired tear gas, water cannon to break up farmers’ protest

Indian police fired tear gas and water cannons to halt a march by thousands of protesting farmers heading for the capital, New Delhi, to demand better prices for their produce. Reeling from a crash in commodity prices, more than 50,000 farmers from the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, a top producer of wheat and cane, blocked part of the main highway to the capital. They also sought loan waivers, cheaper power and tougher action to get sugar mills to pay dues owed for their cane, as discontent in rural areas turns to anger against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who faces tough general elections next year.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 3, 2018 12:33

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