Farmers protest at Syntagma square

A massive farmers’ protest has been scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Syntagma square.

Farmers are requesting that the government withdraws its proposed social security and pension reform plan.

According to the organizers, more than 35 busses are expected to arrive in Athens on Friday morning, while many others will join then in private cars.
Protesters are expected to meet at Omonoia square and walk towards the Parliament on Syntagma square, where they will set up tents to house farmers who will remain there for the entire weekend.

Farmers from Crete have already arrived in Athens while farmers from other regions and 65 blockades around the country are expected to arrive in Athens by 18:00.

Meanwhile, the police have set up their own road blocks across the national high ways in order to prevent farmers from driving their tractors to Syntagma.