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Farmers Protest: Thousands protest outside Indian High Commission in London

By Rajan Nath -- December 07, 2020 10:12 am -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Farmers protest latest news: Expressing solidarity with farmers protesting in India against the farm laws 2020, a huge number of people gathered outside the Indian High Commission in London supporting farmers.

Meanwhile, the London Police in full force provided protection to Indian High Commission while the protestors kept raising anti-India slogans and some pro-farmer slogans.

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Farmers protest latest news: Expressing solidarity with farmers protesting in India, people gathered outside Indian High Commission in London.

Reacting to the incident, Vishwesh Negi, Minister, Indian High Commission, London, said that "Protest against agriculture reform bills in India is part of a democratic process. The Government of India is in talks with protesters which is still ongoing. Needless to say, it's an internal issue of India."

Farmers protest latest news: Expressing solidarity with farmers protesting in India, people gathered outside Indian High Commission in London.

He also said that the protesters gathered in large numbers in front of the High Commission flouting social distancing norms during a pandemic.

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"Permission was sought from Metropolitan Police London for a drive past protest involving about 40 vehicles," he said.

Farmers protest latest news: Expressing solidarity with farmers protesting in India, people gathered outside Indian High Commission in London.

Furthermore, he said that the "Developing situation was brought to the attention of the UK Foreign Office and Home Office after which the London Metropolitan Police managed, controlled, and eventually disposed of the crowd."

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The farmers have been protesting in India against the farm laws 2020 i.e. Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

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