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Police teargases angry farmers outside the Greek Parliament (videos)

Jeering, tear gas, sound flares, water bottles and oranges were the highlights of the farmers’ protest outside the Greek Parliament at Syntagma Square on Wednesday. More than 3,500 farmers, breeders and fishermen from all over Greece had gathered in Athens to protest taxation and social security reforms in their sector. …

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Athens: farmers against riot police, oranges vs tear gas

A farmer was seriously injured in the head and was taken to a nearby hospital when tension broke between protesting farmers from Peloponnese and riot police outside the Greek Parliament in downtown Athens.   The angry farmers had come to Athens to protest the ‘unified property tax’ that will impose …

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Orchomenos: Farmers verbally attack Agriculture Minister distributing fruits

The gesture of Agriculture Minister to personally distribute fruits to school children provoked the anger of local farmers in Orchomenos. On Thursday morning, Minister Athanasios Tsaftaris visited the 2nd elementary school and distributed fruits to the students in the context of the European program for the promotion of fruits to …

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Farmers from all over Greece launch protest rally in Athens

More than 4,000 farmers staged a protest rally in downtown Athens on Tuesday noon. Farmers from all over Greece gathered outside the Ministry for Agricultural Development and marched towards the Greek Parliament. There, they wanted to hand out a list with their demands to the Parliament speaker. Video: farers protest video …

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Greek PM to farmers: VAT reduction in agricultural supplies within …the 4 years of his governance

It touches the edge of pathetic when a prime minister of a country wants to please certain professional or society groups but his hands are tight by external forces, while other interests groups are just lurking to jump in and demand similar privileges. Speaking at the Greek Parliament on Tuesday, prime …

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UPD: Lamia: protesting farmers clash with riot police, 4 injured, 11 arrested (video)

Protesting farmers clashed with riot police at the Athens-Lamia highway near Anthili area on Wednesday morning. the situation got out of control when the farmers moved to the daily blocking of the highway in the context of their broader protests. The farmers hurled stones, oranges, wood pieces and other items …

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Athens: Pushing and shouting for a free bag of vegetables, one injured

Incredible scenes with pushing and shouting took place outside the Agricultural Ministry in Athens, when farmers distributed fruits and vegetables free of charge. Dozens of low-pensioners, jobless and citizens in economic difficulties raised their hands begging for a bag of free food. Video: Tension and frustration were high, when the …

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Protesting Farmers: new collision front for Greek government

Protesting farmers moved their tractors near the national highway, just kilometers away from the city of Larissa on Tuesday morning threatening to block the traffic in Greece’s North-South axis.  However the farmers were hindered from parking their tractors on the highway by strong riot police forces. Tension was high between farmers and police, …

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Patras: Farmers Distribute Potatoes and Eggs Free of Charge

Despite the rain, farmers from the area of Patras brought four tons of potatoes, lettuce, cabbage and fresh eggs and ditributed them to the residents of the city in Western Greece.  The farmers decided to launch this symbolic action in order to protest the fact that they have not received yet …

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Hundreds of Athenians Queue For Free Vegetables

Not one, not two, but twenty tons of potatoes, onions, carrots and spinach were unloaded at Syntagma Square in the early morning hours of Wednesday to be distributed to people for free. Farmers from Viotia wanted to protest the defamation of their products and restore their reputation. They brought their vegetables …

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