Chandigarh: A clash broke out between farmers and police outside the Zira liquor factory in Ferozepur, Punjab on Tuesday and farmers remove police barricades to join the protest against a distillery and ethanol plant in Mansurwal village in Zira.
The police resorted to baton charge to sidestep the farmers. In response, the farmers also attacked cops with sticks.
The clash between farmers and police took place near a T-point not far from the main protest site. The farmers were enraged over the police cordon and parking their vehicles. Seeing one farmer surrounded by policemen, other farmers also came forward and attacked them with sticks.
On December 18, the police raided about 1 km from the main protest site. The protest was held at a distance. During that time, the protesters tried to move towards the Amritsar-Bathinda National Highway and stop police vehicles.
Villagers under the banner of Sanjha Zira Morcha have been protesting in front of the plant for the past 5 months. People are recited Sri Akhand Path Sahib at the protesting site. The case is going on in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.