18 Feb, 2016 @ 11:25
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Spanish fruit and vegetable truck destroyed by French farmers

GAL102 MONTUEUX (FRANCIA) 05.02.08 Granjeros franceses paran grandes camiones procedentes de España y destruyen la carga de verduras y vinos en la autopista, en Gallargues le Montueux, Francia, hoy 5 de febrero. Los granjeros del sur de Francia protestan contra la importación de verduras y vinos españoles que no cumplen con la legislación de Francia. EFE/Guillaume Horcajuelo FRANCIA PROTESTAS EFE_050208_1250_EBF(0135).jpg

A MOB of angry French farmers have ambushed a Spanish truck and destroyed 18,000 kilos of fruit and vegetables.

Around 120 farmers and tractor drivers protesting against low market prices attacked the lorry near the southern French town of Aries.

RUINED: Truck trashed
RUINED: Truck trashed

The driver, who was travelling from Murcia towards Austria, was reportedly threatened before half his load was emptied onto the road and burnt.

The remaining fruit and vegetables were sprayed with a fire extinguisher to ensure they were inedible.

Condemning the incident, Spanish farm union the UPA urged French authorities to deal once and for all with ‘these criminal actions’.

The attack came as thousands of Spanish agricultural workers marched in Almeria to demand ‘fair and reasonable’ market prices.

Joe Duggan (Reporter)

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1 Comment

  1. Stupid action by the French farmers because all the small farmers across Europe are being screwed into the ground by wholesalers and supermarket chains – the EU, the friend of big business.

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