Police called as farmers herd cows around supermarket in protest

Police were called to a supermarket where protesting dairy farmers were walking cows round the aisles

Angry farmers marched two cows through the aisles of a supermarket to protest against the cost of milk.

Police were called out to a Staffordshire branch of Asda over the weekend, where 70 protesting dairy farmers were walking two of their cattle around the supermarket.

Amused shoppers watched as protesters then stripped the shelves of milk, with a spokesman for the protest explaining that "milk is far too cheap. It's 89p for four pints."

He continued to say: "[We] cannot afford to sell milk at this price."

The commotion comes just a week after farmers emptied the Telford branch of the supermarket of milk and gave it out to customers in the car park.

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