Fruit producers from Rio Negro and Neuquen provinces gathered in Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, where they gave away 20,000 kilos (440,000 pounds) of pears and apples, in protest of crippling production costs.
Organised by the 'Federation of Fruit Producers of Rio Negro and Neuquen', protesters were later joined by local citrus farmers who also distributed their product to people... Еще queuing for free fruits.
Producers are demanding a payment of $1.50 (1.34€) per kilo to compensate part of the harvest cost, to help them overcome their economic difficulties this season.
«The cost of production today is 12 pesos and a producer is receiving six pesos, which means that we are working for fifty percent less than the cost of production,» said Sebastian Hernandez, acting as the President of the 'Federation of Fruit Producers of Rio Negro and Neuquen.'
Buenos Aires locals formed long queues to take away free fruits for their families.
«I am unemployed and I have children and fruits are essential for the upbringing of children,» said a Buenos Aires resident, adding that she wanted to support the producers as well.