Feb 15, 1998, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9120473
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government with showdown for preparing farmers greek government's the protesting farmers greek - irna 15, .feb athens, their used sunday running second-day the for policy agricultural at highway athens-thessaloniki main the block completely to tractors .greece central tempe, to police riot of hundreds dispatched government the part, its on open to intervention for ready be to tempe, near larissa, of city the .highway the thessaloniki, of city the outside highway the closed also farmers .athens of north km 516 their intensify would they that warned representative farmers' accept not did government the if days coming the in action protest and loans on rates interest lower subsidies, crop of demands their .fuel cheaper there saying budge to refused has simitis costas of government the .demands farmers' the fulfill to money no was channels television greek told farmers the of representative one the prevent to tractors the around chains human place would they that .intervening from police police uprising, farmers' similar a during 1996 of winter the in reaching from them prevent to tractors of hundreds of tires deflated .highways the nk/rr end