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Police use water cannon to disperse protesting farmers in Sirsa

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The police Wednesday used water cannons on farmers at Sirsa when they were staging a protest against local BJP MP Sunita Duggal and local Haryana Lokhit Party MLA Gopal Kanda, who is also supporting the BJP-JJP alliance in the state. The farmers protested for almost four hours even as they confronted with policemen.

The protest was in connection with their announcement of social boycott of BJP-JJP leaders in Haryana over the issue of three contentious farm laws.

Holding black flags in hands, the farmers had gone to stage a protest against Duggal and Kanda at 10 am when the two were scheduled to go to the office of local municipal council where the election for the chairperson of the civic body was scheduled. As many as 300 policemen were deployed to form a strong human wall to prevent farmers from moving to the office of the civic body.