Greece: farmers block roads to protest fuel prices

On their sixth day of protests Jan. 24, Greek farmers continued their blockades on the borders with Bulgaria, Macedonia and Turkey, cutting off key roads including the Athens-Thessaloniki express highway with barricades of tractors and farm equipment. The farmers are demanding the government provide relief for inflated fuel prices and depressed crop prices. Bulgarian authorities protested that a group of some 100 farmers attempted to cross the border. (Radio Bulgaria, BBC World Service, Jan. 24; Sofia Echo, Jan. 23)

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