22-08-2014 02:25 AM | Spain

Russia food ban protest: Spanish farmers dump potatoes outside supermarket

Spanish farmers have dumped thousands of potatoes in front of Carrefour, a major supermarket chain, in response to a move to lower prices, further squeezing suppliers, in the wake of Russian sanctions on agricultural products from the EU.

The demonstration, which was called by the Union de Pequenos Agriultores y Granaderros (UPA), took place on Thursday in Granada, southern Spain and targeted large companies like Carrefour who have taken advantage of the Russian food import ban by lowering prices, thus making it even harder for struggling suppliers.

A representative of the UPA told RT’s video agency Ruptly that the length of time the sanctions will be imposed for means farmers may lose an important market in the long term.
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