Farmers Protest: Farmers and security personnel clashed in Jhajjar

News Desk: Farmers and security personnel clashed in Haryana this morning as the demonstrators continued their march against Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala’s event in Jhajjar and water cannons were fired to stop them.

Protesters were seen marching with flags and finding their way ahead, unfazed by huge security presence. Even as there were attempts to stop them, they were seen pushing against security personnel – cops and paramilitary troops.

Mr Chautala was shown black flags when he reached the protest venue.

Anticipating trouble ahead of today’s event in Jhajjar, tight security arrangements were put in place, barricades were set up and routes were diverted.

With protests escalating, Deputy Commissioner Shyam Lal Poonia reached the venue and made an appeal: “You can protest in a democratic way. We are also your kids and we are on government duty. Please don’t stop us from performing our duty. The event is by an organisation working for the society. Please register your protest without disrupting the event”

“Fifteen people have been allowed to protest peacefully” Mr Poonia later said.