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Indian farm protesters set up school for slum children

By AFP
08 January 2021   |   11:33 am
Every day, around sixty children make their way to a school set up in a makeshift tent on the sidelines of protests against agricultural reform in India. The school was created for local slum children, who either don't go to school or haven't been since schools closed in March due to the coronavirus.

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