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Greek Farmers Will Start Tractor Roads Blocks Protests Again

January 28, 2020

LARISSA – In what’s become a kind of annual tradition that hasn’t worked, farmers in Thessaly in central Greece said they’ll put their tractors in some of the country’s highways again to protest fuel costs and other causes of concern to them.

They said they will slow traffic but not blockade it completely, a tactic that hasn’t moved any government to give them what they want but which inconveniences drivers frustrated by the convoys, this time set for the national highway in Larissa, Volos, Karditsa and Trikala.

The roadblocks will likely be in place until Feb. 1, unionists told Kathimerini, with the farmers saying they haven’t ruled out putting the tractors on roadways in Thessaloniki, the country’s second-biggest city and a major port.

They are also upset with the prices of commodities and  are also opposed to the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for the 2021-2027 period, with the road blocks expected to continue for several weeks at the most.

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