India's farmer demos: Historic protest or 'dark day' for the Republic?

IN THE PRESS – Wednesday, January 27, 2021: The UK's papers mark a grim milestone after it becomes the first nation in Europe to lose more than 100,000 people to Covid-19. In India, papers are divided over farmers' disruption of Republic Day celebrations. The Hindustan Times says protesters have discredited their movement, but the Deccan Chronicle says they showed that India's national holiday belongs "as much to the people as to the state." We also look at an overdue change in Nigeria's defence leadership and a plan to cull grey squirrels in the UK by putting them on birth control.