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Pictures: Chaos at Boka tobacco auction floors

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The tobacco selling season got off to a chaotic start as anti-riot police had to be called to restrain tobacco farmers at Boka Tobacco Auction Floor who were protesting the low tobacco prices they have been offered.

Sales opened at $3,50 per kg compared to last year’s $4,85, but prices quickly sunk to as low as six cents per kg which lead to farmers protest.

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Tobacco farmers confront anti-riot police at the Boka tobacco auction floors over low tobacco prices.
Tobacco farmers confront anti-riot police at the Boka tobacco auction floors over low tobacco prices.
Tobacco farmers demonstrate  at the Boka tobacco auction floors over low tobacco prices.
Tobacco farmers demonstrate at the Boka tobacco auction floors over low tobacco prices.
A dejected tobacco farmer looks sits on her tobacco bales at Boka Tobacco Auction Floors.
A dejected tobacco farmer looks sits on her tobacco bales at Boka Tobacco Auction Floors.
Tobacco prices shrunk to as low as US 0.6 cents.
Tobacco prices shrunk to as low as US 0.6 cents.

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A dejected tobacco famer at the Boka tobacco auction floors on the first day of the 2015 tobacco selling season-001

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