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  • Indian farmers, young and old, gathered on Saturday to mark the 1/100 day of protests against agricultural reforms by blocking a six lane expressway outside New Delhi, heading in cars, trucks and tractors to the highway, the farmers protested three agricultural laws that they say hurt them by opening up the farm sector to private players.

  • They fear the reforms will leave them at the mercy of big corporate buyers and end the practice of assured government purchases.

  • The government says laws are needed to attract new investment.

  • Since December, tens of thousands of farmers have camped out in the bitter cold on the outskirts of the capital.

  • Their movement has attracted support from celebrities ranging from singer Rihanna to climate activist Greta Thunberg.

  • Farmers say they won't give in until their demands are met.

  • The government has to listen whether it's today or tomorrow.

  • As far as 100 days of protests are concerned, we won't budge even if it's 1000 days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi painted the protest says Politically motivated and his government has lashed out at supporters of the protests.

Indian farmers, young and old, gathered on Saturday to mark the 1/100 day of protests against agricultural reforms by blocking a six lane expressway outside New Delhi, heading in cars, trucks and tractors to the highway, the farmers protested three agricultural laws that they say hurt them by opening up the farm sector to private players.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/08
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