Bridgwater milk protest sees farmers block Morrisons depot

Farmers for Action protest at Morrisons depot
Image caption Farmers for Action said protesters would stay at the Morrisons depot until someone from the company comes out

More than 50 tractors are blocking two entrances to the Morrisons distribution centre near Bridgwater in Somerset.

Dairy farmers are protesting over a drop in the price they get for milk.

Several Morrisons vehicles are stuck at the depot and Farmers for Action said protesters would stay until someone from the company talks to them.

Avon and Somerset Police said the protest was affecting the A38 into Bridgwater and junction 23 of the M5, and diversions were in place.

Hundreds of farmers blockaded the Muller Wiseman plant in Market Drayton, Shropshire on Monday.

With fresh price cuts announced this week, the amount farmers receive for their milk has been slashed each month for the last four months.

Some farmers now say they face revenue losses of up to 25%.

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has urged supermarkets to pay more for milk.

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