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28 Jan 2019 | 10:11 AM UTC

Greece: Nationwide farmer protests January 28

Greece News Alert

Anticipate roadblocks and other disruptions during farmer protests on January 28

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/28/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/29/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Athens). COUNTRY/REGION Greece, Peloponnese, Larissa,, Farsala,, Trikala.

Event

Protests by Greek farmers are set to take place nationwide on Monday, January 28, to condemn government austerity measures. Roadblocks are likely on highways, including in Peloponnese, as well as northern regions. Protests and traffic disruptions are also to be anticipated in the central cities of Larissa, Farsala, and Trikala.

Context

Farmer protests have become common in Greece in recent years to demand a decrease in taxes, increase in pensions, and improvement of social security services. In the past, protests have caused severe traffic disruptions and jeopardized trade with neighboring countries.

Advice

Individuals in Greece are advised to avoid all protests, confirm road conditions prior to travel, and anticipate increased travel times in affected areas.

 

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