Doom prevails in the Presidential Palace with sheep and goat farmers lighting a fire on hay outside the gate and throwing tons of milk as a sign of protest against the implementation of PDO legislation for halloumi that does not allow them to increase the prices of milk they sell to the cheesemakers. With rising grain prices, sheep and goat farmers have said they are in despair and may soon be unable to feed their animals.
Firefighters arrived at the Presidential Palace to put out the blaze. from the gate.
The sheep and goat farmers are holding a protest action, which started at 11:00 in the morning from the New GSP marching to the Presidential Palace.
The protest continues until now (13:35), with sheep and goat farmers dissatisfied with Intention of the President of the Republic to announce assistance of 8 million euros at the end of the month.
The director of the Press Office of the President of the Republic informed the protesting sheep and goat farmers about the intention of Mr. Anastasiadis. He also informed them that the halloumi file is in the Legal Service.
New tension ensued with the sheep and goat farmers trying to enter the Presidential Palace by tanker from the entrance, while they continue to pour tons of milk.
The sheep and goat farmers handed over a memorandum with their positions and requests to the director of the Press Office of the President of the Republic, Mr. Andreas Iosif.