Nine Injured In Clashes During Spain Farmers Protest

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Nine police officers were hurt in clashes with farmers who blocked a road in northwestern Spain as part of a wave of protests over the crisis in the agricultural sector, government sources said on Tuesday.

The incident occurred late on Monday on a main road in Zamora, an area some 250 kilometres (150 miles) northwest of Madrid.

“Nine Guardia Civil police officers were injured, six lightly and three seriously,” Nicanor Sen, the central government’s representative in the Castilla y Leon region told reporters.

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