Farmers For Action protests went ahead despite legal action.

Despite Asda taking legal action in a bid to halt them, Farmers for Action went ahead with their planned milk prices protests at three Asda distribution depots last week.

In spite of an injunction being served on all FFA co-ordinated involved, Chairman David Handley said the 'prefectly legal' protests had gone well and had resulted in Asda requesting a meeting.

Mr Handley said there had been 180-190 protestors at Grangemouth, Scotland, 50-60 at Skelmersdale, Lancashire, and about 120 at Chepstow, South Wales. “We followed the conditions of the injunction issued last night and the outcome is that Asda now want a meeting, which could have been held some time ago. We have said we will have a meeting providing they lift the injunction.”

Mr Handley said a copy of the injunction has been sent to Brussels and copies are going to Defra Minister Caroline Spelman, MPs and MSPs.

“These people [Asda] think they are above the law when ordinary individual farmers come out to protest peacefully about the state of the industry and they use bully-boy tactics to frighten the living daylights out of them."

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