Wednesday, October 07, 2009

We could use some of that milk, you know

After months of complaints by European dairy farmers angry over low prices, protesters in Brussels on Monday poured milk onto the streets, hurled eggs and other missiles, and started fires that filled the air with black smoke...

Monday’s protest was the latest by farmers who dumped around three million liters of milk on fields in Belgium last month.
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-- “European Farmers’ Anger Spills Into the Streets of Brussels”, in the NYTimes, accompanied by this astonishing photo. I'm laughing at the cheek of the protest, I'm crying over the waste. Anyway, the pic itself deserves a medal.

A farmer sprayed milk on policemen during a protest against falling milk prices outside the E.U.’s headquarters in Brussels, where agricultural ministers discussed its policies at an emergency meeting. [NYTimes caption, photo by Georges Gobet/Agence France-Presse—Getty Images]

1 comment:

rudeboy said...

Looks like the cows aren't the only ones who can go mad.

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