Farmers' movement
Protesting farmers at the Red Fort in New Delhi on Tuesday

Actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu has drawn criticism from angry protesters for giving communal colour to the farmers’ movement by hoisting a saffron flag at the Red Fort in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Hundreds of farmers protesting against the three new farm laws took out a tractor rally in the national capital on Tuesday, which turned violent with their clashing with Delhi police.

Angry protesting farmers could be seen chasing away Sidhu in a video that has gone viral on social media, a report stated.

When Sidhu sitting on a tractor was going live on Facebook after hoisting the flag, a group of farmers could be seen attacking him and saying “you have damaged the entire farmers’ movement”.

When some farmers rushed to rescue him, he alighted from the tractor and ran towards a bike on which he drove away from the spot.

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The farmers could be seen chasing the two-wheeler and cursing Sidhu for damaging their cause in the video.

Another video shot from a car also showed a group of people chasing Sidhu in a car.

The activist attempted to clear his role by going live on Facebook on Tuesday night by saying that he led the people to the Red Fort as an individual.

However, his video soon drew over 3,000 comments, most criticizing him and questioning his motives behind hoisting a saffron flag at the Red Fort.

Some followers also questioned that instead of running away why had he not stayed back to defend his action.


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