Dairy Demonstrators Threaten Olympics
Milk prices are getting cut in England, and struggling dairy farmers are afraid that the reductions will put their farms on the chopping block. The backlash has dairy farmers threatening the protest the olympics and even "disrupt" the milk supply at a time when the Olympics will drive the demand high.
Lobbying group Farmers for Action has warned that if prices are not restored to pre-April levels by 1 August they will disrupt the delivery of milk. David Handley, a welsh dairy farmer who is chairman of the organisation, told the BBC Radio 4 Farming Today programme: "If we don't get reinstatement, we are looking at disruption of milk supply. That could come in many forms and with us running into something that is very important to many people: the Olympics.
"Part of our action is likely to disrupt. That's unfortunate, but at the end of the day we are in desperation street."