Larger farmer demonstration scheduled for Saturday
Monday, February 21, 2005, 00:00
Another farmer demonstration is scheduled to take place on Saturday in front of Parliament. Today, more farmers will arrive in Budapest with tractors to join the 500 heavy-duty vehicles stationed there, according to Ferenc Obreczán, secretary-general of the National Federation of Farmers? Associations and Co-operatives (Magosz), which is the largest organization behind the protest rally. The farmers? authorization to protest has been extended to March 13 by the police. The demonstrators are demanding the payment of EU agricultural subsidies, transparent market regulation and restrictions on cheap imports.