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Tear gas, water cannon at mass EU farmer protest in Brussels

Protesters take cover behind a tractor from a water cannon during a farmers' demonstration in front of the European Commission building in Brussels on September 7, 2015Belgian police on Monday fired tear gas and water cannon at protesting European farmers as the EU said it would release 500 million euros ($557 million) in emergency funds to help ease the pressure. EU agriculture ministers held crisis talks in Brussels to face the deep crisis hitting Europe’s farmers triggered by plunging prices for their produce, partly blamed on a Russian embargo. The protest involved what police said was up to 7,000 farmers, who blocked streets in Brussels with hundreds of tractors and massed outside the heavily-guarded European Union headquarters where the talks took place.

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