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8 Killed at Indian Farmworker Protest

HeadlineOct 04, 2021

In India, at least eight people were killed in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh Sunday after a vehicle plowed into a demonstration led by farmers. The car was owned by a federal minister whose son was arrested in connection with the attack. Farmers have been resisting three pro-corporate agricultural laws enacted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for about a year. They’ve vowed to intensify pressure on Modi’s government to repeal the laws, which deregulate agricultural markets and roll back key labor and income protections. Millions of farmers and opponents of the reforms have staged multiple strikes across India since last November.

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