Amid the Delhi Chalo call to protest against the three Central farm laws, Uttar Pradesh farmers on Friday staged demonstrations at many places in the state, including Lucknow, while heading to the national capital.
Other places where farmers held protests, blocking roads and disrupting traffics, included Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar in western UP and Jhansi and Jalaun in Bundelkhand region.
The key roads affected by the stir included Delhi-Dehradun National Highway, whose whole stretch from Hardwar to Delhi had to shut down, besides the Jhansi-Mirzapur and Meerut-Karnal road.
In Lucknow, farmers staged a demonstration at Naubasta Kala under Chinhat police station area, while hundreds of them belonging to Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat and Gautam Buddh Nagar in western UP reached the Eastern Peripheral Expressway in Greater Noida on their way to Delhi.
As the group headed to Delhi from the Expressway after being stopped their briefly, many other groups of Bharatiya Kisan Union expressed their intentions to reach the national capital on Saturday from various parts of the western UP.