Farmers block supermarkets over milk prices

Police speak to the protestors. ''PICTURES KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Police speak to the protestors. ''PICTURES KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Dairy farmers staged a protest at the three main supermarkets in Coleraine on Thursday evening.

Up to 200 hundred farmers and 30 tractors blocked the three main stores in Coleraine.

Dairy farmers blocked the entrance to Tesco in Coleraine on Thursday evening.

Dairy farmers blocked the entrance to Tesco in Coleraine on Thursday evening.

Tesco was heavily targeted forcing Dale Farm milk delivery lorries away from the store. It is understood that a number of other delivery lorries were also blocked from making deliveries.

The protest - over falling milk prices - was still on going at 2am as dairy farmers were determined that there would be no milk deliveries.

It is believed that the protests will continue over the coming weeks.

They also took place in Limavady where farmers blocked the town and also in Strabane at the Asda store.

Farmers protesting at Tesco in Coleraine.

Farmers protesting at Tesco in Coleraine.

The protests are over falling milk prices.

The protests are over falling milk prices.

Farmers protest in Coleraine on Thursday evening.

Farmers protest in Coleraine on Thursday evening.

Dairy farmers block the entrance to Tesco.

Dairy farmers block the entrance to Tesco.