Farmers plan protest in Athens over taxation

Farmers plan protest in Athens over taxation

Farmers who are protesting changes to their taxation are preparing to bring their protests, which have so far been limited mostly to central and northern Greece, to Athens.

"We all have our finger on the trigger and everybody should consider our intention to come down to Athens as a given,” said Christos Gontias, the head of the Panhellenic Coordinating Committee of Farmers and Livestock Breeders – one of the unions representing Greek farmers.

“We will shut down the capital in the hope that finally someone will listen to us,” he added, without giving any details about when the farmers plan to protest in Athens.

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