Polish pig farmers take to the streets
Several hundred Polish pig farmers took to the streets
of Warsaw last week to protest against pork prices which they say are so low
that they are operating at a loss.
They claim to be producing at levels lower than the cost price at a loss of
€22.40 to €27.85 per pig.
Farmers from several organisations rallied in front of the Agriculture
Ministry building in central Warsaw before marching to the chancellery of
liberal Prime Minister Donald Tusk.
Farmers left a papier-mache pig and a basket of sugar beets in front of the
Agriculture ministry as well as signed petitions.
Reacting upon the protest, Poland's minister of agriculture Marek Sawicki
told a Polish radio programme the farmers' claims were unjustified.
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