Farmer protests have been taking place since Tuesday throughout Spain. Yesterday they announced that would they take their protest to the Socialist Party headquarters in Madrid today. The government has announced that they would deploy riot police to avoid farmers blocking roads as they had done for the previous four days.
Meanwhile, yesterday, social media users were widely sharing footage of police aggression towards protestors. Many are claiming these are not the usual police officers but rather members of Eurogendfor.
On the second day of the farmers’ protests, EuroNews reported that the protests, involving several thousand people on tractors and in other vehicles, had not been backed by Spain´s three main farming organisations However, they had called for separate protests in the coming days.
Farmers blocked roads across Spain for the third day running on Thursday with the main farmers’ unions joining the demonstrations. France 24 reported that some of Thursday’s actions were organised by Spain’s three main farming unions Asaja, Coag and UPA.