Welsh farmers stage flags protest on Swansea bridge

Frustrated farmers have staged further protests against the Welsh Labour government’s anti-farming policies.

About a dozen farmers waved Welsh red dragon flags and unfurled banners and placards declaring “No Farmers No Food” over the bridge on the M4 in Skewen on Saturday 16 March.

The protesters were generally well received by passing motorists, with many showing support by beeping their horns.

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Meanwhile, three women stripped off to show their support for the ongoing farmer protests in Wales.

The women stood on a hill near Llanfairfechan in Conwy, north Wales, and removed their bras to reveal the words “No Farmers, No Food, No Future” written across their backs.

The video ends with the women shouting shouting “Cyrmu am Byth”, which translates to Wales Forever.

Topless women with protest slogans on their backs

© Gareth Wyn-Jones

It was filmed by hill farmer and social media influencer Gareth Wyn Jones, whose wife, Rhian, was one of the women involved.

He said: “We cannot carry on with the same draconian legislation and measures which are destroying the livelihoods of Welsh farming families and their businesses.

“We have stated to Welsh government what we want – the three policies on bovine TB, NVZs [nitrate vulnerable zones] and the Sustainable Farming Scheme need to change.

“Hopefully, with a new first minister in place soon [Vaughan Gething], he can address these issues going forward. If not, we have more fighting on our hands.”

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