Serbian farmers block roads and drive to Belgrade to protest fuel prices
Farmers’ strikes against rising fuel prices have moved to the Serbian capital. Protesters blocked roads in Novi Sad and traveled to Belgrade on Thursday to seek a meeting with the prime minister, the REN TV.
Farmers complained that due to fuel prices and government policies, their costs increased by 200%. They drove more than 70 tractors to the center of Novi Sad, blocked roads and demanded action. The action lasted until late at night. The farmers warned that they would go to Belgrade on August 11 to personally voice their proposals to Prime Minister Ana Brnabic.
According to information IA “Red Spring”, they were not going to go to the capital, but called the head of government to their place. The meeting with her was scheduled for 09:00 (10:00 Moscow time). Farmers demand a maximum fuel price of 170 dinars (1.45 euros) and a minimum purchase price of sunflower seeds of 700 euros per ton, as well as subsidies, freeze loan payments and cancel fines for participants in previous protests.
Farmers in the Netherlands also protested. During one of the actions, they blocked the highways, dumping manure, garbage and hay on them.