Events are scheduled at a number of Lower Mainland locations over the next two months. (Submitted)

‘Basmodi Wave’ Indian farmers protest coming to Abbotsford on Sunday

200 pairs of shoes being placed outside Abbotsford city hall to represent deaths during protests

The ongoing Indian farmers protests will cast a bigger spotlight in Abbotsford on Sunday (March 7), with what protestors are calling a ‘Basmodi Wave’.

Abbotsford is the second of 11th scheduled protests planned over March and April in a number of locations throughout the Lower Mainland to show solidarity amongst those protesting peacefully in India.

The Abbotsford event will occur outside of city hall from noon to 2 p.m. Protesters plan to place 200 pairs of shoes in remembrance of those who have lost their lives during the protests in India.

“We are deeply concerned by how events have unfolded against peacefully protesting farmers and will hold this demonstration in support of the farmers,” states a press release from the Basmodi Team protest organization.

The group states that everyone attending the event will wear a mask and all COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. Organizers expect between 50 to 100 participants at the Abbotsford event.

The protests begin in Burnaby on Saturday (March 6), with other scheduled protests set for: Surrey (March 13), Mission (March 20), Surrey (March 23), Delta (March 27), Vancouver (March 28), West Vancouver (April 3), Aldergrove (April 10), Vancouver (April 17) and concluding in Surrey on (April 24).

For more information on the events, contact basmochallenge@gmail.com.

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