The farmers' protest at the Polish-Lithuanian border has begun

Innovation & Technology
Published Mar 2, 2024

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Farmers in north-eastern Poland have initiated a protest at the Polish-Lithuanian border, demanding a ban on Ukrainian grain imports and the enforcement of transit regulations. The protest, which is expected to last until March 7, is part of a broader series of farmers' protests across the EU, with demands including the withdrawal from the Green Deal and the protection of animal breeding in Poland. The Podlasie Voivode has advised drivers of vehicles weighing up to 7.5 tons to avoid the area.
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Farmers from north-eastern Poland started a protest in front of the Polish-Lithuanian border in Budzisko on Friday. The protest and related disruptions are expected to last until March 7. The police said that about 30 people started a protest in front of the border crossing. The road is not currently blocked. However, in his announcement, the Podlasie Voivode encourages drivers of vehicles weighing up to 7.5 tons to avoid Budzisko and go to the border crossing in Ogrodniki. The voivode informed that the organizer of the protest announced that the entry from Lithuania to Poland would be blocked for vehicles with a total permissible weight exceeding 18 tons, while leaving the left lane passable. The main goal of the protest is to control and limit the transport of Ukrainian grain to Lithuania and back to Poland. Farmers expect the Lithuanian side to introduce a ban on grain imports from Ukraine and implement transit regulations regarding grain, ...
Source: AgroPolska
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