Central Macedonia farmers on Tuesday said they had decided to continue their roadblock at the border crossing between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), on the Thessaloniki-Evzoni national road, until 18:00 on Wednesday. At that time they will hold a meeting to decide their next moves.
A farmer said that their general meeting had “hardened its stance” and decided to extend the roadblock after police officers imposed a 4,000-euro fine on one of their number, who was bringing them tents.
They started their roadblock, set up a short distance from the Idomeni junction, at 16:30 on Tuesday after bypassing a police cordon that tried to prevent them reaching the border. Long lines of trucks have already formed in the area as a result of the blockade, though farmers noted that trucks carrying perishable goods had been allowed to go through.