With the protest over the Chief Minister’s proposal of three capitals intensifying with passing days, the police department has deployed special forces across the capital Amaravati region. Special teams have set up check posts on the highways and on all the main roads leading to the capital region. Villages like Velagapudi, Mandadam, Thullur and Krishnayapalem registered relay hunger strikes and unique protests hitting back the government’s decision. The situation turned violent as the police who tried to move the protestors were shoved. Even women and children were seen taking an active part in the strikes raising slogans against the government and showcasing placards. As a result, the government took the 29 villages in the region into control with special police teams. It was reported that almost 200 protesting farmers were taken into custody for breaching 30 act.
On the account of World’s Farmers’ Day, students from various colleges reached to the capital region questioning the government’s move snubbing the future of farmers into ambiguity. Farmers have been receiving support from the oppositions, public groups and various welfare associations. The Krishna District Lorry Owners Association, Chamber of Commerce, Builders Association, Loyola College Walkers Association, Siddhartha College Walkers Association, the IMA and other public groups have joined the agitations against the government.