Polish farmers protest in Warsaw
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Farmers from across Poland staged a protest outside the presidential palace in Warsaw on Wednesday, demanding restrictions on food imports.
Farmers protest in Warsaw. Photo: PAP/Paweł Supernak
At least 1,000 people took part in the demonstration, some holding flags in Poland’s red-and-white national colours, state news agency PAP reported.
The farmers demanded limits on imports, complaining of high production costs and low prices for their products, according to PAP.
"Imports are killing Polish agriculture,” said Michał Kołodziejczak, one of the leaders of the AGROunia group, which organised the protest. The demonstration had been billed by farmers as the "Siege of Warsaw."
Police cited by PAP said the protest was peaceful, but added that central Warsaw’s Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, where the presidential palace is located, was closed to traffic.
Farmers last month blocked roads during protests across Poland in a move criticised by the country’s ruling party.