18 September 1998
Two arrested in farmers’ demo at Caernarfon

TWO men were arrested after farmers staged a demonstration at a meat packing plant in Wales to protest at the use of cheap foreign imports.

Police used CS spray to restore order after the break-in and said last night that further arrests were expected.

Demonstrators went into the factory to gather evidence that foreign beef was being used and claimed to have found labels from New Zealand, Australian and Swiss meat.

A mass demonstration of farmers is planned for Blackpool on the eve of the Labour Party conference.