Thousands of farmers from all over Greece marched with tractors and clashed with the police in central Athens to protest against the government’s plans to impose tax rises and pension system reforms. About 800 farmers from the island of Crete arrived early in the morning on Friday, February 12, 2016 at the Agriculture Ministry where they thrown vegetables towards the police and rocks at the windows of the building. Later, they joined farmers from other cities and blocked the main road in front of the Greek Parliament. Some of them, stayed all night at the Syntagma Square where they built tents.

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