Farmers donned yellow vests and blared sirens during a noisy protest in Warsaw on Wednesday, as they demanded the government do more to help struggling farmers.

The protest, organised by the agricultural protest group AgroUNIA, reportedly aimed to draw attention to farmers struggling with losses due to increased imports of produce from Ukraine, as well as the forced culling of pigs to prevent the spread of African swine fever.

The protesters used manual sirens and blew horns to prevent family farms from falling "one after the other in[to] silence and oblivion," according to the organiser's Facebook page.

A demonstration by AgroUNIA on Wednesday, March 13 caused major disruption as demonstrators blocked important streets, burned tyres, butchered pig carcasses and littered apples on the city's streets.

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