Farmers from Northern Greece to Demonstrate on Election Day

agrotes_apergiaFarmers from northern Greece will be position themselves at polling stations to protest on election day, Sunday September 20, announced the head of the nationwide coordinating committee of farmers and stockbreeders Christos Gondias.

Gondias spoke to the Athens-Macedonia News Agency, and said the farmers will park their tractors at various “critical points” on national highways and provincial roads, without providing further details.

According to Gondias, farmers from Rodopi, Kavala, Drama, Serres, Malgara, Pieria, Imathia, Thesprotia, Laconia and Lamia will participate in Sunday’s protest actions. Greek farmers are in uproar over a pending series of measures that affect their tax rates and pensions. The measures are required by Greece’s lenders as part of the bailout agreement.

Meanwhile, the board members of the nationwide union of stockbreeders (PEK) will convene in Preveza, September 28, to assess the situation and consider further actions.

 


  • Polycrates

    Best form of protest possible for farmers is to withhold food distribution in Greece and export their products. Let the people understand that food doesn’t suddenly materialize on the shelves and the best way for them to learn that is empty shelves and high prices which they no doubt will see as Tsipras’ “farming reforms” take effect. Any recipes for grass soup or pita????