Chania farmers join national action with brief national road blockades

Crete farmers joined the national action last Friday setting up the first road block in Chania at Aptera. The protest lasted for 20 minutes and the farmer’s unions announced that the national road will be blockaded at Aptera for an hour every day till further notice.

The farmers are protesting against the government’s austerity policies that removed their favourable treatment on tax and fuel duties to smallholders and against land auctions for debts to the government and the banks.