Angry farmers storm India’s Red Fort in challenge to Modi

first_imgNEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesting farmers have marched, rode horses and drove long lines of tractors into India’s capital, breaking through police barricades to storm the historic Red Fort. It was a deeply symbolic act that revealed the scale of their challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. They waved farm union and religious flags from the ramparts of the fort, where prime ministers annually hoist the national flag on the country’s August independence day holiday. Riot police fired tear gas and water cannons and set up barricades in attempt to hold back the protesters Tuesday. The farmers have been demanding the withdrawal of new laws that they say will favor large corporate farms and devastate the earnings of smaller scale farmers.last_img read more

Arsenal make £100,000 donation to help combat coronavirus

first_img “A further £50,000 already donated to local community initiatives by The Arsenal Foundation, in partnership with Islington Giving, will also be re-directed to Islington Giving’s Crisis Fund as part of this COVID-19 community response. “From Tuesday, March 24, we will make all Arsenal in the Community cars available to transport frontline NHS mental health workers. Driven on a voluntary basis by Arsenal in the Community staff, this service will support NHS workers in delivering vital medication and emergency supplies.” Read Also:EPL: Arsenal alter training plans as Arteta recovers from coronavirus With London the hardest hit area of the United Kingdom in terms of the number of coronavirus cases, Arsenal managing director Vinai Venkatesham is keen to keep the connection between club and supporters. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Arsenal have pledged a £100,000 donation to local charities supporting the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Mikel Arteta and Arsenal’s players The Premier League club announced their latest contributions on Tuesday, which also includes using company cars – driven by Arsenal in the Community staff – to transport NHS workers and help deliver supplies. “Arsenal Football Club has never shied away from responding to the needs of its community. In these uncertain times we are taking a series of steps to ensure our local and global communities receive our full support,” an official statement read. “The Arsenal Foundation will donate £100,000 to local charities and organisations that are supporting those most in need during this COVID-19 crisis. We are in constant dialogue with Islington Council and our partners in the NHS to ensure this response is aligned with their priorities and supports those most vulnerable.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more