Farmers protests turn over violent in India

In India, eight people were killed after violence broke out during a farmers protest in the north of the country.

Local media say Sunday's clashes in Uttar Pradesh erupted after a car linked to a federal minister hit and killed two demonstrators. The farmers were taking part in a rally against federal farm laws.
The situation escalated after farmers set vehicles on fire.

Farm unions have vowed to step up their protests in the coming days.

Hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers have taken part in protests for over 10 months on the borders of the capital, New Delhi.

They are calling for the repeal of three farm laws the federal government passed in September last year.

They say the laws only benefit major private companies in the agri sector and will shrink subsidies.

The government says the laws will help farmers sell their produce anywhere in the country at better prices.