Farmers clash with police in Greece


First Posted: 12/20/2013

(AP) Farmers from the island of Crete are clashing with police outside Greece’s parliament as lawmakers prepare to vote on a new property tax that will extend the levy to include farms.


Hundreds of farmers took an overnight ferry to protest in Athens Friday. They hurled oranges at riot police and battered the shields police were holding with traditional shepherds’ walking sticks.


The new tax is part of measures required under Greece’s international bailout agreements.


Associated Press

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