Farmers blockade Holyhead

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More than 400 Welsh farmers blockaded the post of Holyhead late last night. After meeting at Gaerwen, Anglesey, they drove to the port, saying they intended to stop goods arriving from Ireland.

They are angry about what they claim to be a catastrophic drop in meat prices. Earlier, Bob Parry, president of the Farmers' Union of Wales, said feelings were running so high there was a risk of militancy by some if the Government did not help. Police sent in reinforcements to try to control the situation. "We believe they intend to block goods vehicles going on and off the ferries," said an officer. More than 20 years ago farmers used a similar tactic to paralyse the port.