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Updated Sunday, February 25, 2024-14:08

  • Economy Tractors arrive in Madrid: the farmers' crisis threatens to skyrocket food prices in the supermarket even more

The farmers' protests will return to the streets of Madrid this Monday, which will cause traffic cuts in the city,

between nine in the morning and three in the afternoon,

when the demonstration is scheduled to begin from Arganda del Rey to the headquarters of the European Parliament.

Called by the unions ASAJA, COAG-IR and UPA,

the march will begin its journey at the Puente Viejo de Arganda del Rey to continue along the M-208, M-203 highway

, and reach Pirotécnica street, Aurora Boreal street, Avenida de la Democracia, Plaza Alonso, Calle Casalarreina, Avenida de Daroca, and continue along the M-23, Calle ODonnell, Calle Menéndez Pelayo, Paseo de la Infanta Isabel and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Protesters will join the march on foot as the ministry passes and, from then on, the march will continue along Paseo del Prado, in its south-north lanes, and

along Paseo de Recoletos and Paseo de la Castellana,

in the central lanes. from the south-north direction, to number 46 Paseo de la Castellana, where the European Parliament Office in Spain is located.

A rally will take place there and the demonstration will end at approximately 3:00 p.m., in a march that foresees the movement of about 100 tractors, according to estimates by the Government Delegation.

The return of the tractors to Arganda del Rey will be carried out using the same roads through which they accessed the city of Madrid

, although they will then turn at Plaza de Cibeles towards Alcalá Street and return to O'Donnell Street to leave Madrid. accompanied by the Madrid Municipal Police and the Civil Guard.

The Madrid City Council has highlighted in a statement that it is going to deploy an operation that includes closures of various roads and personnel to guarantee road safety.

In addition, they point out that incidents and traffic cuts are expected on the roads transversal to the demonstration route, so they

recommend avoiding circulation in a private vehicle.


These demonstrations have spread throughout Europe due to the lack of solutions to their problems, related above all to low profitability, competition between countries and the climate emergency.

In Spain, farmers

have been demonstrating for more than two weeks against the bureaucratic burden

and greater environmental demands of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the European Union (EU), low prices at origin and competition from imports from third countries.

The agri-food and fishing system contributes more than 10% of the gross domestic product (GDP) and employs 2.8 million people in Spain.

The useful agricultural area represents more than 23 million hectares, almost half of the territory, of which almost 17 million are cultivated, especially cereals, olive groves, fruit trees and vineyards.