Almeria farmers water shortage protest

PROTEST: Thousands of farmers turned out to demonstrate. Photo credit: Twitter

FARMERS from Almeria have protested in Murcia to demand solutions to water shortages.

Thousands of farmers and irrigators from three provinces, Murcia, Alicante and Almeria took part in the demonstrations.

According to reports, 20,000 people joined the demonstration, insisting that fair tariffs are applied and the production of the desalination plants is maximised.

They also demanded that all the irrigation systems are modernised and not only for irrigators but also for domestic and industrial consumption

Protestors claim that they will not stop protesting until there is a ‘definitive and long-term solution’.

Several political parties, including the PP, PSOE, Podemos and Ciudadanos, also joined the mass protest demanding the dismissal of water authority officials.