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TN farmer protest redux: 'Rain or sun, we won't stop'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

After their 40-day protest in the national capital earlier this year, farmers from today returned to for a second round of agitation for loan waiver and a drought-relief package.

"This time we are determined and would even dare to die, instead of being cheated. Rain or sun, our agitation will not stop," declared P Ayyakkannu, who is spearheading the agitation, as around 50 farmers sat on the road shouting slogans.

The farmers, who arrived in yesterday, were detained by the police after they tried to stage a demonstration near the prime minister's residence.

They will join an indefinite protest after their counterparts, taking part in a 'Kisan Mukti Yatra', reach tomorrow.

The farmers are demanding loan waivers, setting up of Management Board, crop for individual farmers and remunerative prices for their produce.

They had grabbed eyeballs earlier this year with their innovative, and at times increasingly desperate, modes of protest.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 21:03 IST