Ahmedabad, December 8: Protesters blocked three highways in rural Gujarat by placing burning tyres on roads on Tuesday morning as part of the Bharat Bandh called by agitating farmer unions to press for repeal of the Centre's agri laws, affecting vehicular traffic for some time.

A highway connecting Ahmedabad to Viramgam was blocked near Sanand by protesters from the Congress party who placed burning tyres on roads, causing a traffic jam. Also Read | LG K42 & LG K52 Budget Smartphones to Be Launched in India Soon: Report.

Another group of protesters blocked a national highway in Vadodara. In another incident, a highway connecting Bharuch and Dahej in Bharuch districtwas similarly blocked near Nandelav by protesters. Also Read | Rajasthan Panchayat Election Results 2020 Live News Updates: Counting of Votes For Panchayat Samiti, Zila Parishad Polls.

Police detained protesters in Ahmedabad and brought the situation under control, an official said. The state government has imposed section 144 of the CrPC, which bans assembly of more than four persons, in view of the Bharat Bandh.

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