India: Tear gas dropped from drones as protesting farmers march towards New Delhi

India: Tear gas dropped from drones as protesting farmers march towards New Delhi

More than 200 farmers' unions have called on their supporters to march to the Indian capital to protest against unfulfilled demands on a wide range of issues including prices and pensions. Tear gas was used on farmers who tried breaching the barriers at the Shambhu border between Punjab and Haryana, about 145 miles from the capital, New Delhi. Drones were also used to drop tear gas canisters on the thousands gathered, while several farmers were detained at the border. The …