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9 dead after protest in India – NEWSWARDEN

Congress party youth wing activists protest Sunday killing of four farmers in Uttar Pradesh state after being hit by a car owned by India’s young interior minister shout slogans in New Delhi, India , Monday 4th October 2021. (AP Photo / Manish Swarup)

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UPDATED 10:01 AM PT – Monday, October 4, 2021

Protests became deadly in India as clashes between farmers and government officials escalated dramatically. On Sunday, a car owned by a ruling party minister pushed through the crowd, in turn killing four farmers participating in year-long protests against an agricultural reform bill.

Following the incident, the Indian government suspended the internet and prevented political leaders from entering the region where the protests are occurring. Opposition party members called the events a tragedy and said the whole of India is ashamed of how far the violence has come.

“So many peasants are not among us today, they have been mowed down by a car,” said Vandana Singh, a Congress Party worker. “Today the whole country is ashamed of it. The country that praised its soldiers and peasants has today put its peasants in such bad conditions ”.

Major protests in Karnataka led by CCP chairman Shri @DKShivakumar and former CM @siddaramaiah against the murder of 4 peasants by the son of the BJP minister and the illegal arrest of Smt. @priyankagandhi & Shri @DeependerSHooda #PriyankaGandhi#farmer_with_priyanka pic.twitter.com/ePIogDxFB8

– Congress (@INCIndia) October 4, 2021

The Indian minister whose car was involved in the accident said he was not in the vehicle at the time. He also said his driver along with three members of the ruling party were killed by the demonstrators.

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