Protesting Farmers Block Bboth Directions at Nikea, in Athens-Thess. Highway (Pics)

FILE - Farmers shut down the Athens-Thessaloniki highway in both directions at the Nikea roundabout, Larissa area, on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Thanasis Kaliaras)

LARISSA, Greece – Farmers from Thessaly shut down the Athens-Thessaloniki highway in both directions at the Nikea roundabout, Larissa area, on Monday.

Farmers from Larissa, Karditsa and other areas joined the action protesting product pricing, taxation, and revenue regulations. Similar events are part of actions in other regions of Greece over common issues.

Rizos Maroudas, president of the federation for Larissa-area associations, part of the national committee on roadblock actions, told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency that the action was a call for all farmers in the main production area of Thessaly to join the Nikea block in support of their colleagues. He also hailed all strike actions by farmers in other Greek regions as well.

Some of the demands as listed by the national committee include a guaranteed minimum price for agricultural products that covers cost of production; untaxed petrol; a higher ceiling for tax exemption; construction of irrigation and anti-flooding systems.

Farmers shut down the Athens-Thessaloniki highway in both directions at the Nikea roundabout, Larissa area, on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Thanasis Kaliaras)
Farmers shut down the Athens-Thessaloniki highway in both directions at the Nikea roundabout, Larissa area, on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Thanasis Kaliaras)
Farmers shut down the Athens-Thessaloniki highway in both directions at the Nikea roundabout, Larissa area, on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Thanasis Kaliaras)
Farmers shut down the Athens-Thessaloniki highway in both directions at the Nikea roundabout, Larissa area, on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Thanasis Kaliaras)
Farmers shut down the Athens-Thessaloniki highway in both directions at the Nikea roundabout, Larissa area, on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Thanasis Kaliaras)
Farmers shut down the Athens-Thessaloniki highway in both directions at the Nikea roundabout, Larissa area, on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Thanasis Kaliaras)
Farmers shut down the Athens-Thessaloniki highway in both directions at the Nikea roundabout, Larissa area, on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Thanasis Kaliaras)

2 Comments

  1. Take that Tsipras and your hoods from Washington and Brussels!

    While, my plans are to respond to the dictatorship in Greece…by boycotting all made in Greece products, and to cancell all trips and vacations to Greece…as I have previously done over the years…until the current regime is removed, Nato and the EU….the oppressors of Greece, and now…attempting to dictate who the leaders of Venezuela to loot them ..like the have Greece!

    Apparently….there is still a flame flickering ..for Greek independence …which cannot be suppressed …and which only …the people of Greece…can reignite to be the Flame …that they established for the world!

    The whole world is watching …these farmers….and you can bet your last dollar that the people and leaders to Hungary and Austria…the current enemies of the EU….are watching!

    Like OXI day… let us hope …the rest of Greece rallies to these brave Greeks… and sends a message to the world …that Greece…will not surrender her National treasures and Culture …and most importantly….their land and water …to a bunch of Degenerate Global Pirates in Washington and Brussels!

    Therefore…in support of the Farmers of Greece….I will not stop buying agricultural products produced by the Farmers of Greece…and will place the next bottle of Kalamata olives from Greece…on my mantel at my home!
    Additionally, I look forward ..to the day…I will resume my time in Greece…which I hope is soon!

    1. How Pathetic…TNH…promotes the overthrow of a government in Venezuela..because the United States and the EU…demand it ..in order to save another country and their democracy…based on alleged Economic failures and conditions …which they formented with Economic sanctions on the people of Venezuela..by the Pirates of America…while, the are trying to sell the world ….that the wish to help them by overthrowing their leader, and possibly, inciting a civil war!

      You are pathetic TNH…from concealing this from your limited readers of …the Greek Secret Society of Masons!

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