Thousands of farmers across BJP-ruled Karnataka joined the countrywide protest against the new farm laws this morning. Their other grouse was against changes to the land acquisition act -- which makes it easier for non-farmers to buy agricultural land -- and amendments to the APMC (Agricultural Produce Market Committees) Act, which lists rules for procuring farm produce. Protests were held in several cities, including state capital Bengaluru. By noon, hundreds of farmers were seen holding demonstrations outside the Town Hall. Others blocked roads in parts of the city till they were told to move by the police.