(RNS) — Sikhs activists in California are holding a COVID-19-conscious car and truck rally Saturday (Dec. 5) in solidarity with farmers in India, who are protesting new agricultural measures that favor large corporations.
The caravan and rally has been organized by the Jakara Movement, a nonprofit inspired by Sikh principles based in Fresno.
“The future of Punjab as an agricultural powerhouse and the livelihood of its people remains under dire threat,” said Rajanpreet Kaur of the national Sikh Coalition, which is helping to promote the event.
Kaur said several hundred vehicles are expected to participate in the caravan and rally.
The caravan will gather at noon in at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park in Oakland and head to the Indian Consulate in San Francisco via the