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Large-scale farmer protest near Warsaw Sejm: 10,000 expected to join

Large-scale farmer protest near Warsaw Sejm: 10,000 expected to join Photo: In the center of Warsaw, farmers started protests near the Sejm building (

Today, February 27, Polish farmers again started large-scale protests in the center of Warsaw, reports RMF24.

Polish farmers have been holding large-scale protests across the country for several weeks. They oppose food imports from Ukraine and the European Green Deal policy, which imposes a number of restrictions on farmers.

The protesters blocked the roads and streets in the center of Warsaw. It was also not without provocations: unknown people lit fireworks on Defilad Square and lit a bonfire. About 10,000 farmers are expected to participate in the protests.

According to media reports, the farmers have already approached the Sejm. They also plan to reach the office of Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk. For the record, the farmers had reported earlier about their plans to protest.

EU farmers protesting

On Thursday, February 22, farmers from Czechia, Slovakia, Poland and other EU countries staged protests on the Czech border, blocking some checkpoints. They opposed bureaucracy and changes in the policy of the European Union.

One of the Slovak farmers said that the sector faces "hundreds of millions of problems" that harm its competitiveness, the biggest of which is bureaucracy.

Blockade of Ukraine border

Meanwhile, Polish farmers have been blocking the border with Ukraine for several weeks. They do not allow trucks to pass, thus complicating Ukrainian exports.

Farmers are dissatisfied with the fact that Ukrainian grain transiting through Poland can allegedly remain in the country.

Recently, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal proposed a 'five-step' plan on how to unblock the border.

You can check out the prime minister's proposal in the material of RBC-Ukraine.