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Riot police clash with protesting Greek farmers

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Farmers in Greece have taken to the streets in protest again – this time demanding more financial help from the government over low prices.

The standoff in the port of Piraeus, outside Athens, is the latest flashpoint in nearly two weeks of demonstrations by Greek farmers who’ve previously used their tractors to block border crossings and highways for days. Clashes broke out when riot police tried to prevent the farmers from driving their vehicles to the Agriculture Ministry in the capital. At least three people were hurt in the scuffle. The government last month promised 500 million euros in aid for agriculture but many farmers say the amount is far too small.