Close
Log in
Please enter your login details

Skip to main content

Breaking News
  • Canadian police say the gunman in Ottawa shootings, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, was hoping to leave for Syria (Reuters).
  • Dow Jones says doctor quarantined on Ebola fears in Manhattan, citing law enforcement official (Reuters).

Greek farmers blocked the country’s main north-south highway in a protest on Wednesday over rising fuel prices. They have been holding occasional demonstrations this way for over a week but yesterday tempers flared.

Gasoline prices in Greece are among the highest in the world and farmers are struggling to pay in the midst of a crisis where consumption has slumped.

Scuffles broke out as riot police used tear gas to move the protesters on, around 11 farmers were eventually arrested.

Calls for a 50 per cent cut in fuel tax has little chance of being met as the Greek government grapples with trying to reduce its deficit.

Copyright © 2014 euronews

More about: