Thursday, February 7, 2013

Greek farmers protest tax increases

Greek farmers are protesting tax increases which are part of IMF-imposed austerity policies. The increases push up their production costs & consequently the price of food. The farmers are demanding a reduced VAT on agricultural products & lower fuel prices. Protestors disrupted traffic on some highways & distributed over 50 tons of free fruits & vegetables to the thousands of pensioners & unemployed. Here they are outside the Agriculture Ministry in Athens. What can be better than protest which is also an act of solidarity?   (Photo by Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP)

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