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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-01-21

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  • [01] Protesting farmers in 8th day of roadblocks

  • [01] Protesting farmers in 8th day of roadblocks

    Farmers continued to boost roadblocks throughout the country on Thursday as they entered their eighth day of mobilisations in demand of solutions to chronic problems.

    More than 20 roadblocks have been set up with tractors at intersections along the national and provincial road networks and at border crossing stations.

    In a good will gesture, farmers allowed traffic through the Promahonas border Customs for a half hour on Wednesday night, where kilometers-long queues of trucks and cars had developed on both sides of the border.

    The main roadblocks were still in place on Thursday along the Athens-Thessaloniki national highway at the intersections at Kastro (Viotia), Thebes, Alamana, and Nikea (Larissa), and along the Egnatia motorway at the Chryssoupolis and Kerdyllia intersections.

    Farmers in Thessaly have lined up tractors at the Platykampos and Melounas junctures, while Thessaloniki farmers have lined up tractors at the Malgara toll post and the Halkidona intersection, but without blocking traffic.

    The Strymonikos intersection on the Serres-Thessaloniki national highway was open throughout the night, but farmers were blocking traffic at intervals on Thursday.

    The intersections at Amfipolis and Chryssoupoli in Kavala and the Nikea intersection in Thessaly, as well as the Mikrothebes juncture remained blocked off on Thursday.

    Tractors remained lined up in Halkidiki at the Triglia intersection, without disrupting traffic, while the Diorani border station and Evzoni Customs opened throughout the night.

    Farmers were allowing only cars through the border station at Exochi in Drama prefecture, but obstructing trucks from passing.

    Tractors were also lined up at the Ormenios and Kipi border stations in Evros prefecture, but without disrupting traffic.

    Laconia orange producers withdrew late Wednesday night from their roadblock at the Evrotas River bridge, saying that their intention was not to cause problems to the citizens, but to find a solution to their problems.

    Messinia prefecture farmers are due to hold a meeting on Thursday night in Chora village to decide on further actions, while farmers on Crete are currently blocking roads at intervals in "warning

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