Farmers escalate mobilisations; Tempi Valley closed from 12:00-18:00 on Friday

29 January 2016
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Greek farmers protesting against the government’s proposed tax and pension reforms announced they will block the Athens-Thessaloniki motorway Tempi Valley for six hours on Friday , following a decision by the Thessaly farmers’ coordination committee .

Traffic at Tempi Valley will be interrupted from 12.00 to 18.00 on Friday.

Thessaly farmers have invited the representatives of all the farmers blockades across the country to meet at 14:00 at Tempi in order to discuss the situation and to coordinate their actions from now on. However, in order to increase the pressure to the government, the farmers are oriented to gradually increase the blocking hours at Tempi Valley.

Moreover, farmers from western Greece have parked their tractors alongside the the motorways of Patras-Pyrgos and Antirrio-Ioannina.
Farmers from Ilia region will block Patras-Pyrgos at Kourtesi interchange from 12:00 to 14:00 and will distribute local products to the passing drivers and will brief them on their mobilisations and their requests.

Farmers from the prefecture of Etoloakarnania said they will interrupt the traffic on Antirrio-Ioannina national road at Kefalovrysso interchange from 17:00-22:00 on Friday while farmers from Achaia have scheduled to block Patras-Pyrgos motorway at Kato Achaia junction from 18:00-21:00.

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