The Grim Reaper: Major farmer protests around the world in the past 100 years

One of the largest protests in human history got the world's attention as hundreds of thousands of farmers marched to India's capital and set up camp at its borders to protest the new farm laws. As this visual survey of past protests show, farmers the world over have been trapped by bureaucratic and oppressive government policies, exploitation by landholders, crippling debts, losses on marketed goods, and devastating weather, leading to some significant protests in those countries
Curated By: Madhu Kapparath
Published: Jan 25, 2021
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Image by : Matthew Fearn - PA Images via Getty Images

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UK, 2000

Pig farmer William Marwick of Cowfords Farm, Fochabers, Scotland (right), with colleagues outside the Houses of Parliament in London on February 24, 2000, protests against the government's failure to help out the pig farming industry, which is in serious decline. Marwick is holding stickers with 'Please Buy only British Bacon’