A huge protest has taken place India in what could be the largest demonstration human history. Tens of thousands farmers descended on the capital New Delhi to voice concerns new farming legislation. This number is nothing of the ordinary a demo. However, history was made when to 250 million people from a broad cross-section the subcontinent joined in a 24-hour general strike. The protestors came all walks of life to show solidarity the farmers. The scale of the protest forced the government to meet the protesters face-to-face. The numbers made the government change its tactics somewhat, as marches are usually met a show of force the police.
India's farmers are in arms about the enactment of three laws to "reform" the country's agriculture industry. The laws represent a radical upheaval India's agrarian society. Furious farmers are venting their anger the streets. They are accusing the government selling out millions of India's agricultural workers the benefit of big agri-business. They have set protest camps around Delhi in what looks a blockade of the city. A farmers' union representative said: "We will block rail tracks if our demands are not met." He said agriculture was too important governments to play party politics . Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar said he was optimistic finding a compromise.