Well, I suppose there's always someone worse off

Nearly four hundred angry dairy farmers launched an assault on the Leche Celta factory, which is part of the Lactogal Group, yesterday lunchtime in protest at the "unilateral" decision of some companies to reduce the price they pay to farmers per litre by €0.06.

The protesters, who belong to the Unións Agrarias, Laboral Galego and Xóvenes Agricultores trade unions, smashed hundreds of cases of cartoned milk, threw fireworks inside the factory and spilled hundreds of litres of milk and water.

Francisco Bello, a spokesman for Xóvenes Agricultores, stated that the price reduction is "illegal" and constitutes "profiteering," adding that it runs the risk of "ruining producers" owing to recent increases in their production costs.