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Sofia municipality allows up to 80 tractors to protest in the city on September 20

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About 600 tractors remained near the entrance of Sofia close to Dolni Bogrov during the second day of protests of farmers.

The chairman of the National Association of Grain Producers, Iliya Prodanov, said that their "most important demand is ban on imports from Ukraine". It has been agreed with the municipal authorities that the farmers will protest without machinery in Sofia on Tuesday, while on Wednesday morning 80 agricultural machines will be allowed to enter in the city center.

"I am surprised that both the prime minister and the minister of agriculture have not met with the grain producers yet," GERB leader Boyko Borisov commented in parliament and called for negotiations.

We are confident that the issue with the grain producers will be resolved by noon, MP of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, Delyan Peevski, said in parliament.

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