LONDON: Thousands of people protested on Sunday in central London over agricultural changes that sparked mass protests in India.
A crowd of protesters, including a huge number of Sikhs, converged on the Indian embassy on Aldwych, a major artery in the middle of the British capital, and groups marched across the area of Trafalgar Square.
In India, tens of thousands of farmers have protested against three laws that the government says are designed to amend old procurement practises and allow growers more opportunities for selling their products.
Farmers believe that the legislation passed in September would effectively abolish the controlled markets of India and bar the government from buying wheat and rice at guaranteed rates, leaving them at the hands of private buyers.
Britain is home to a huge Indian diaspora, and many Britons are deeply involved with news from the country, tracing their family origins to India.
At the London riots there was no social distancing in evidence and few people were wearing face masks.
Police warned that people attending a meeting that did not comply with regulations on Covid-19 were at risk of being fined and called on people to leave the city.