Estonian agriculture under the scythe

  • 1999-08-19
  • Denise Albrighton
TALLINN- Farmers picked up their scythes and rallied before the Estonian Parliament last week in a bid to call attention to what they say is an agricultural crisis. Around 500 farmers gathered before the Parliament building on Toompea giving passionate speeches and waving banners that protested against Estonia's open market policy. Protest banners urged Prime Minister Mart Laar to impose customs tariffs. Others demanded, "Voimix back to Finland!" and claimed, "Agriculture will fall under the scythe of death!" Inside the Parliament building members were debating a bill, which had been introd...
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