A group of farmers and agricultural workers protesting in the north attempt to breach the border with Lebanon as part of their demonstration.
According to Maariv, about 1,000 farmers are holding a protest in the Avivim moshav against the planned government reform in the food industry. About 200 of them attempted to breach the border with Lebanon and were immediately halted by security forces.
One of the protesting farmers tells Army Radio that the border breach was an act of “desperation. We have no way to talk with the decision makers. We apologized to the security forces who came and tried to remove us by force.”
אירוע חריג במחאת החקלאים: עשרות מפגינים צעדו אל עבר גדר הגבול ואף החלו לפגוע בה. חלקם ניסו גם לטפס על הגדר. כוחות משטרה פועלים במקום pic.twitter.com/3XC9HqU8ef
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