24 August 1998
Farmers face protests on two fronts
FARMERS faced the wrath of protestors on two fronts over the weekend.
Demonstrators from a group calling itself This Land Is Ours marched through cornfields on the Sussex Downs to campaign for more access to public land. The group is opposed to farmers growing crops on parts of the Downs which used to be open to the public.
In the second protest, the animal rights group Compassion in World Farming held a rally and march through Dover to protest against the launch of a new ferry service to Dunkirk for the export of live lambs and sheep.
- The Independent 24/08/98 page 5