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Protesting farmers block lanes in Athens-Thessaloniki motorway

Protesting farmers have been blocking with their tractors lanes on the Athens-Thessaloniki highway since Monday morning. Some 200 farmer tractors arrived at the Nikaia inter junction in the morning and block the lane to Athens.

The first tractors arrived at Nikaia from Farsala, as organizers are expecting more and more farmers to join the protest coming from the broader area of Central Greece. Another 100-150 arrived later from Karditsa.

According to Panhellenic Block Committee, some 500 tractors are expected to participate in the protests.

Farmers in North Greece joined the protests blocking roads in in Central Macedonia, while they plan to move their protests to the Customs between Greece and Bulgaria.

High on the agenda of the farmers are their products and the fuel prices, the high cost of production in general as well as taxes and the tax-free amount and the compensations for their sector.

Greek farmers traditionally stage their protests end of January until beginning of February.

with info from onlarissa.gr

 

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