Demonstrators in support of Punjab's farmers take to streets in Surrey (PHOTOS)

Nov 30 2020, 5:45 am

Demonstrators standing in solidarity with farmers in India’s Punjab and Haryana states took to the streets in Surrey on Sunday evening.

This comes after a weekend of massive demonstrations in India. Farmers from the northern states of Punjab and Haryana are marching to Delhi, protesting three government agriculture laws passed in mid-September by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.

The laws bring private players into the controlled agriculture sector. Farmers are concerned that the sale and success of their crops will be left to the mercy of large corporations, which will impact the incomes of smaller producers.

Photos posted on social media show the demonstrators at the corner of Scott Road and 72 near Scott Road and 72 Avenue.

This is a developing story…

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