Trac­tors head­ing to down­town Thes­sa­loniki

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Farm­ers protest­ing tax and so­cial se­cu­rity con­tri­bu­tion hikes are plan­ning to drive around 30 trac­tors and pickup trucks into down­town Thes­sa­loniki to­day to stage a rally out­side the HELEXPO ex­hi­bi­tion cen­ter, which is host­ing a live­stock fair. Their ac­tion comes af­ter farm­ers staged a protest out­side a tax of­fice in the main square of the north­east­ern town of Ioan­nina yes­ter­day. Trac­tors also lined up at key junc­tions on Greece’s na­tional high­ways, cre­at­ing traf­fic prob­lems in parts of north­ern Greece and in the Pelo­pon­nese.

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