the struggling Greek farmer

Greek farmer from Crete being pushed back by a security officer in the Piraeus port today.

In light of the harsh winter and a drop in commodity prices, farmers in Greece have been protesting in recent weeks for a bail-out plan by the Greek state.  Motorways across the country have been blocked, and sections of the Bulgarian border. Today, farmers from Crete arrived in Piraeus with their tractors with hopes of making it to the city centre of Athens.  What erupted were clashes with police upon their arrival. This made the NY Times today. We all remember what happened in December of course.  The Motherland is not doing so well.  Not at all.  Imagine how bad it is for Greek farmers to be brought to the point of hurling their tractors on a ferry ship across the Aegean and into Athens port.

For more news in Greek, please visit To Vima, Kathimerini, and Eleftheros Tipos.

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