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european farmers protesting!

Posted: October 9 2009

from the ny times, with quite an amazing photo!

European Farmers’ Anger Spills Into the Streets of Brussels
BRUSSELS — After months of complaints by European dairy farmers angry over low prices, protesters in Brussels on Monday poured milk onto the streets, hurled eggs and other missiles, and started fires that filled the air with black smoke.
Police helicopters hovered overhead as hundreds of tractors — and some cattle — blockaded the area outside the European Union’s headquarters while agriculture ministers met in an emergency meeting.
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