27 November 2012, 01:42

Dairy demonstrations turn violent in Brussels

Dairy demonstrations turn violent in Brussels

Demonstrations by European dairy producers against low prices, which began on Monday in Brussels, have resulted in serious clashes with police according to reports by the Interfax news agancy.

Demonstrations by European dairy producers against low prices, which began on Monday in Brussels, have resulted in serious clashes with police according to reports by the Interfax news agancy.

Milk producers, from the Belgian provinces, as well as France, the Netherlands and Germany arrived in Brussels on 800 tractors, and blocked many roads in the capital of the European Union, including access to the airport.

Many participants from other countries arrived in buses.

In total approximately 2,000 people gathered according to the local police.

Demonstrators sprayed the European Parliament building with about 15,000 liters of milk and set off various types of fire crackers.

When protesters tried to enter the courtyard of the European Parliament building, police had to use water cannons and tear gas to disperse the crowds.

Voice of Russia, INTERFAX

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