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100th anniversary…

The statue of a farmer is seen amid flags of agricultural unionists, as farmers gathered in the village of Kypseli (formerly known as Kileler), near Larissa in central Greece, yesterday to mark the 100th anniversary of an uprising by local peasants. In March 1910, Thessaly farmers rallied in Larissa to demand that large farms, known as cifliks, be expropriated and redistributed but two people were shot dead and several others injured after soldiers opened fire to prevent protesters from boarding a train at Kileler without tickets.