October 18, 2009
Farm protests over milk prices ahead of EU meeting
From the Associated Press. There are great photos on the linked website! How often do you see a man in a suit and an actual cow in the same photo? On a city street? (Thank you to Neal Axton and Mary Ann Archer for forwarding this along.)
BRUSSELS — Hundreds of dairy farmers drove tractors into Belgium's capital Monday to pressure EU farm ministers on declining milk prices, as 20 of 27 member nations called for more protection from the volatile world market.
About 1,000 farmers from Germany, France and other EU nations protested outside the emergency meeting, throwing bottles and eggs at police, and burning tires and hay. Police closed off the EU Council building and set up a major security perimeter, snarling traffic in parts of Brussels for much of the day.
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