Greece’s farmers have stepped up their pressure on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to withdraw plans for crushing new taxes and social security contributions by expanding road blockades.

Farmers have set up blockades in 68 locations on major roads across Greece, stopping the transport of goods.

Because most modern companies and government departments operate using a just in time delivery logistics system, it should not take long for supplies to run low. Shortages in Athens and other cities could force the exit of Tsipras or Trexit.

At the Bulgarian crossing point of Promahonas  hundreds of trucks have been stopped from entering or leaving Greece.

Farmers have also started blocking city streets, government buildings and tax offices.

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