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    IRISH FARMERS AGITATING FOR BIGGER GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES CAUSED CHAOS TODAY (MONDAY) BY BLOCKING THE ROADS WITH THEIR TRACTORS.

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    TRACTORS BLOCKING ROAD, QUEUE OF WAITING CARS, ROAD BLOCKED, FARMERS VERSUS MOTORISTS, POLICE VERSUS MOTORISTS.




    Initials JG/VS/MT/JG



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IRISH FARMERS AGITATING FOR BIGGER GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES CAUSED CHAOS TODAY (MONDAY) BY BLOCKING THE ROADS WITH THEIR TRACTORS.

    THE FARMERS ALSO USED TRUCKS AND CARS TO SUPPLEMENT THE TRACTOR BARRIERS. AT SEVERAL BLOCKAGES THERE WERE ANGRY SCENES BETWEEN FARMERS AND MOTORISTS. EXTRA POLICE WERE CALLED IN BUT DID NOT INTERVENE.

    THE FARMERS CLAIM INCOMES HAVE FALLEN IN TWO YEARS WHILE THOSE IN INDUSTRY HAVE GONE UP...THEY ALSO COMPLAIN OF A BAD 1965 WINTER WHEN THEY LOST THOUSANDS OF ANIMALS THROUGH FODDER SHORTAGES. ANOTHER TROUBLE IS A FALL IN CATTLE PRICES ON THE BRITISH MARKET CAUSED THROUGH CREDIT RESTRICTIONS.

    FARMERS' LEADERS APOLOGISED IN ADVANCE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE THEY WOULD CAUSE TO MOTORISTS BY THEIR DEMONSTRATION. THEY SAID IT WAS THE ONLY WAY TO BRING THE JUSTICE OF THEIR CASE TO THE NOTICE OF THE COUNTRY, AND TO THE GOVERNMENT WHICH WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FARM CRISIS, THEY SAID.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6V1WNFALI0PS1QFROSZPS3BSD
    Media URN:
    VLVA6V1WNFALI0PS1QFROSZPS3BSD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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