Massive tractor movement in a new day of farmer protests throughout Spain

Innovation & Technology
Published Feb 21, 2024

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Farmers in Spain, led by the agrarian organization Unión de Uniones (UDU), have staged a large-scale protest involving over 500 tractors in Madrid, targeting the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA). The protest, which saw minor confrontations with the police, was mirrored in other parts of Spain, including Aragon, Malaga, and Murcia. The farmers are protesting against rising production costs, increased EU environmental demands, growing bureaucracy, and the influx of agricultural imports from third countries. The Spanish Senate is set to debate two motions in support of the farmers and ranchers.
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This Wednesday, Madrid concentrates a massive mobilization of farmers with more than 500 tractors that have arrived in the capital in five columns from different parts of Spain, on a day in which rural protests have also been reproduced in places such as Aragon, Malaga or Murcia. The march towards the capital of Spain has been called by the agrarian organization Unión de Uniones (UDU); They began to circulate this Tuesday afternoon towards Madrid to stand in front of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA). Hours late, they are already approaching this enclave after experiencing moments of tension in the vicinity of Puerta de Alcalá. Just yesterday the Justice ruled in favor of the Madrid Delegation that had decided to access through Alfonso XII Street, instead of through Cibeles-Prado from Alcalá Street as the organizers intended; In addition, 150 have been left outside the capital for exceeding the quota of 500 that had been agreed upon. In general, the agrarian ...
Source: PEefeagro
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