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Surrey to Vancouver car rally organized to support farmers protests in India

Darpan News Desk Darpan, 02 Dec, 2020
  • Surrey to Vancouver car rally organized to support farmers protests in India

BC based Punjabi residents are throwing their support behind the farmers in India who have been holding protests in New Delhi in opposition to agriculture bills brought upon the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

As a result an in car rally is taking place Wednesday that will begin in Surrey and travel to the Indian Consulate in Downtown Vancouver. The Punjab Kisaan Morcha Car Rally rally organizers say the farmers biggest conern is that the sale and success of their crops will be left at the hands of large corporations, which will impact the incomes of smaller producers.

The car protest is set to begin at the Strawberry Hill Parking Lot at 12:45 pm and will travel to the Indian Consulate in downtown Vancouver.

Organizers say those who will be taking part in the rally need to abide by COVID-19 restrictions at all times. Face coverings are required and participants need to stay in their vehicles at all times. Physical distancing also needs to be kept in mind.

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Many local and national politicians such as Sukh Dhaliwal, Shirley Bond, Jinny Sims, Harjit Sajjan, Navdeep Bains as well as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shared their messages with the Hashtag #ISupportFarmers over Twitter.

The Indian authorities said Trudeau's message was unwarranted.

Photo courtesy of Twitter. 

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