Amadeusz Juskowiak

Spanish farmers battle police in ne spain

Thousands of Spanish farmers battled police in this northeastern city during a march to demand a better deal from the EC protest organisers said

The farmers traded stones for tear gas and rubber pellets and occupied local government buildings in Saragossa

In the southern city of Malaga citrus growers dumped more than 20 tonnes of lemons on the streets to protest against duties levied by the EC against their exports

Spain joined the community in January last year and farmers say they have suffered competition from EC imports without sufficient compensation