UK: Dover farmers host protest at supermarket in row over cheap imports

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Published Feb 20, 2024

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On 17th February, a protest led by Fairness for Farmers took place at Tesco Extra in Whitfield, UK, involving around 20 tractors. The demonstration aimed to highlight the threat to food security and the perceived unfair treatment of British farmers in post-Brexit trade deals. The protest also included a march to the Port of Dover and is part of a series of similar demonstrations across the UK and Europe, including outside the office of rural affairs minister Lesley Griffiths in Wrexham and a large gathering of Irish farmers in Waterford.
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On Saturday, 17th February, around 20 tractors took part in a demonstration at Tesco Extra in Whitfield. Farmers gathered to raise awareness of the threat to food security in the UK. They complained about the “unfair” treatment of British farmers in post-Brexit trade deals. According to the BBC, Jeff Gibson of Fairness for Farmers said the protesters went to the supermarket to engage with customers and then headed towards the Port of Dover before the demonstration finished. He added that the group was considering a protest at Westminster. Mr Gibson said: “It’s possible. From here, it would take about four hours on the A roads. “Our organisation is all about fairness and equality for farmers. We are under a swathe of cheap food that’s coming into the country and destroying British agriculture.” It is the second protest in the area, following a previous tractor demonstration around the Port of Dover on 9th February. Farmers around the UK have also been hosting demonstrations. Last ...
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