Farmers continue strike, hand out peppers at Arava junction

November 22, 2010 13:54

Around 200 farmers in the south of the country blocked the Arava junction and caused congestion Monday morning, as part of a strike to protest the government's refusal to allow in additional foreign workers for the agriculture sector.

The farmers distributed peppers and hibiscus flowers to drivers passing by, and warned that if the current shortage of foreign workers continues, the price of agricultural produce will increase and only those wealthy enough will be able to afford them.The protesters also carried signs saying such statements as, "Reducing the quota of foreign workers - a death sentence for agriculture."

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