Framers on Tuesday defied restrictions to begin their Republic Day march towards Delhi. The barricades put up by police were broken by tractors participating in the march.
On Sunday, the Delhi Police had said that the farmers’ proposed tractor rally would start after the end of Republic Day celebrations.
Barricades and other security arrangements will be removed and the farmers will enter the national capital. Later, they will return to their destinations after covering a "respectable" distance, police had said.
The Delhi Police has also spoken to their counterparts in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh regarding the arrangements.
Police had said that the tractor rally will be held on January 26 and there will be no disturbance of the Republic Day celebration and security arrangements. The routes will cover over 100 kilometres of distance in the national capital.
The Republic Day parade will start from Vijay Chowk. The wreath laying function at the National War Memorial will take place at 9 am.
Farmers on Tuesday began their tractor rally from Singhu border towards Delhi as part of the ongoing protest against the new agriculture laws on the occasion of Republic Day today.
They are heading towards Kanjhawala Chowk-Auchandi border-KMP-GT road junction.
A temporary wall has been erected to seal the Karnal bypass to stop the entry of vehicles into the national capital.
Meanwhile, farmers' tractors with tricolour are set to take out rally in protest against the Centre's farm laws from the Chilla border on Delhi-Noida Link road.
Follow the pre-decided route: Delhi Police to farmers
We've to move towards Ring Road but police is stopping us. We've given them 45 mins to speak to their seniors. We're carrying out a peaceful parade. The route they are asking us to follow wasn't agreed upon: Satnam Singh Pannu, Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee at Singhu Border
They have cooperated with us and we are cooperating with them. It is our request that they continue to follow the route they are currently on: SS Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police at Singhu Border
Protesters break barricade, attack police personnel and vandalise police vehicle at ITO in central DelhiProtesting farmers reach ITO, break barricades opposite Delhi Police headquarters
Protesters break barricade, attack police personnel and vandalise police vehicle at ITO in central Delhi
Several metro stations shut down
Entry/exit gates of Samaypur Badli, Rohini Sector 18/19, Haiderpur Badli Mor, Jahangir Puri, Adarsh Nagar, Azadpur, Model Town, GTB Nagar, Vishwavidyalaya, Vidhan Sabha and Civil Lines are closed: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
Entry/exit gates of Indraprastha metro station and all stations on the Green Line are closed: DMRC
Entry/exit gates of ITO metro station are closed: DMRC
People from political parties trying to malign agitation: Rakesh Tikait
We know the people who are trying to create disturbance, they are identified. There are people from political parties who are trying to malign the agitation: Rakesh Tikait, BKU