Farm­ers gun their en­gines, threat­en­ing ma­jor protests

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Farm­ers from Tyr­navos and Elas­sona in cen­tral Greece are seen driv­ing their trac­tors along the stretch of na­tional high­way con­nect­ing Larissa and Kozani yes­ter­day. Unions rep­re­sent­ing farm­ers are to de­cide this week on how to ratchet up their protests against in­creases in taxes, gas prices and so­cial se­cu­rity con­tri­bu­tions. Trac­tors were rolled out onto other parts of the coun­try’s road net­work too as unions vowed to hold force­ful and pro­longed ac­tion to protest the im­pact of the gov­ern­ment’s aus­ter­ity pro­gram.

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