25 March 1999
Europe’s farmers protest against farm reforms

EUROPEAN farmers took part in several demonstrations yesterday against the proposed reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Thousands of farmers took to the streets in Berlin to coincide with the European heads of government summit taking place in the city.

The police confiscated nine wagonloads of manure that was to have been dumped on the doorstep of the leaders.

The Berlin protests were complemented by a farmers blockade on the German-Belgium border and new protests in Poland.