Hundreds of farmers protest in Prague

Hundreds of Czech farmers arrived in tractors early on Monday morning to protest outside the Ministry of Agriculture in Prague against rising costs, heavy regulation, cheap goods from Ukraine and the EU's Green Deal. The protest partially blocked traffic on Prague's main thoroughfare, the "magistrála", but no major traffic jams were caused.

The protesting farmers handed over a letter to Agriculture Minister Marek Výborný shortly before noon with a list of their demands, which include Czechia withdrawing from the Green Deal. Mr. Výborný has said he will read the letter but that he does not intend to hold talks with the protest organisers, as they are pursuing their own political goals rather than truly representing the interests of Czech farmers. Other large agricultural organisations have distanced themselves from the protest.

Author: Anna Fodor