Disgruntled farmers obtained the go ahead from a higher administration to demonstrate in Almuñécar after the Town Hall refused permission.
The protest march will take to the streets of Almuñécar on the 14th of this month with the hope of convincing the Central Government to adopt a “clear posture,” concerning the dire situation of fruit farmers within the municipaliy.
It should be noted that quite a few wells in the vega are drawing up salt water and have taken the decision not to irrigate the trees as the salt water will kill them – as it did during the drought in the early 90s.
The protest march has ample backing from the various chairpersons of irrigation collectives, as well as the fruit-trading cooperatives; i.e., the large warehouses where farmers take their produce for sale.
The demonstration is arranged for 08.00h in the Carrera; i.e., where the roundabout-mounted fountain is with the huge flag. From there it will advance along Phenicia Avenue, Larache Street, Mariana Pineda Street, Ave. Juan Carlos, Callejón de Hurtado, Plaza de Madrid, Mayor Julio Fajardo, Paseo del Altillo, Plaza de La Rosa, Calle Baja del Mar, Calle Real and conclude within the Constitution Plaza (Town Hall Square), where speeches will be made.
The protest organisers are calling upon, offices, shops, bars, restaurants and banks to support the causes by closing during the morning, between 08.00h and 14.00h.
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)