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Protesters wave black flags at Haryana CM’s convoy

Chief Minister Manohar Lal. File photo AKHILESH KUMAR  

A group of farmers protesting against the Centre’s farm laws on Tuesday waved black flags at Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal’s convoy in Ambala in protest.

Scores of protesters gathered near the Agrasen Chowk in Ambala city as the CM’s convoy was crossing the street. They waved black flags and shouted slogans against the farm laws and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The protesters tried to block the way but police personnel cleared the road and ensured safe passage for the convoy.

“The incident took place near Agrasen Chowk. The protesters were on the road but we cleared the road and the convoy was let through,” Ram Kumar, Station House Officer (SHO), Ambala city, told The Hindu.

Mr. Kumar denied reports that sticks were wielded at the convoy.

Mr. Lal was in Ambala to address public gatherings for BJP candidates ahead of upcoming election to civic bodies.

Earlier, black flags were waved at Union Minister Rattan Lal Kataria in Jandli village adjoining Ambala city, on December 1, by a group of agitated farmers protesting against the farm laws. Mr. Kataria is BJP MP from Ambala.

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