On Tuesday, hundreds of farmers from Valencia, Spain took to the streets with their tractors, causing significant traffic delays and calling for improved conditions for their sector. Their demands include limitations on the import of inexpensive fruits and vegetables into the European Union, specifically oranges from Egypt.
The demonstration, which was not officially organized by any farming unions, began early in the morning and was primarily coordinated through social media. Tractors began gathering at the Cheste football club car park before moving onto major routes in and out of Valencia City.
In addition to import restrictions, the farmers are calling for tax reductions, reduced bureaucracy, and clearer product labelling. They also demand full compliance with the Food Chain Law to avoid selling products at a loss. Further official protests are planned in Alicante, Castellon port, and the port of Valencia later in February.