Farmers to hold Athens protest against new property tax on Friday

Farmers from across the country will gather in Athens on Friday to protest against the government’s new Single Property Tax.

Protesters will rally in front of Parliament at 11.30 a.m. as lawmakers vote on the contentious draft bill that foresees higher taxes on farmers.

The government expects to collect 2.65 billion euros from the new tax to apply from January 1, 2014.

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