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Protests in Murcia end up with thousands of kilos of broccoli on the ground

The Region of Murcia's agricultural producers put an end to the demonstration of Friday 21 in front of the headquarters of the capital's Government Delegation with the dumping of thousands of kilos of broccoli and cauliflower from two trucks. This was done to protest the low prices they receive for their crops. Thousands of people showed their support to this initiative, demanding solutions to the agricultural sector's profitability crisis in Spain.

In January, producers were paid 0.50 Euro per kilo for their broccoli, while prices in the retail market reached 2.75 Euro per kilo. The price increases five-fold before reaching the consumer and that is one of the main complaints of producers and one of the reasons for this protest, which brought about 7,000 protesters together.

After dumping the vegetables on the road, several tractors drove over them, breaking them apart and turning them into a symbol of the low value of their work in the market.

 

Source: laopiniondemurcia.es


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