A Potato Revolt begins in Sweden in response to covid-19

Article from the RIPESS Europe newsletter - June 2020

Article of Transition Sweden, June 2020

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Summary :

On 11th April 2020 a handful of local citizens in the north Swedish town of Söderhamn marched to the city hall demanding action on food production in light of the Covid-19 crisis. Their actions have sparked similar protests around Sweden, reminiscent of the Potato Revolt of 103 years ago. At the end of World War One, some two hundred women from Söderhamn started a nationwide food uprising on 11 April 1917, due to widespread hunger in Sweden.

Sources :

www.ecolise.eu/a-potato-revolt-begins-in-sweden-in-response-to-covid-19/ and ripess.eu/en/a-potato-revolt-begins-in-sweden-in-response-to-covid-19/