印度上千农民为争取更多权利游行示威 分享到:
India: Thousands of farmers march for more rights 2018-03-1445147

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The atmosphere is upbeat.
这里气氛高涨。
But these farmers arrive in Mumbai with a serious message for the Indian government.
但是这些到达孟买的农民向政府传递了一个严峻的信息。
It’s taken them five days in the hot sun to march a hundred and eighty kilometres from the ancient holy city of Nashik, stopping only for food and rest.
他们顶着炎炎烈日,从古老的圣城纳西克出发,游行180公里,中途只停下来吃饭和休息。
Now they’re determined to make their voices heard to state and federal government legislators.
现在他们决心要让州政府和联邦政府议员听到他们的呼声。
We farmers are coming all the way from Nashik on foot.
我们这些农民一路从纳西克走到这里。
The government is repeatedly promised but has not given us the land rights.
政府反复向我们保证,但至今没有赋予我们土地权利。
We will hold demonstrations outside the Assembly until our demands are met.
我们会一直在议会外游行示威,直到他们满足我们的要求。
We have a lot of demands.
我们有诸多诉求。
The price of our produce should definitely increase.
我们农产品的价格绝对应该提高。
Farmers in India are having a tough time.
印度的农民过得很艰难。
Many have fallen into debt due to drought - an increasingly erratic weather.
许多农民由于干旱这种越来越不稳定的气候而负债累累。
Thousands involved in the farming industry commits suicide each year.
每年都有数千名农民自杀。
The farmers are demanding more government subsidies, higher crop prices.
农民要求给予更多政府补助,提高粮食价格。
And for tribal farmers, who mainly cultivate in forests to be allowed to own land.
那些在森林里耕作的部落农民也应该允许拥有自己的土地。
They also say that strict conditions on a government loan waiver program excludes the vast majority of farmers.
他们同样称政府贷款免签计划条件严格,将大部分农民排除在外。
The government should accept some of our demands.
政府应该接受我们的一些要求。
In the past we have blocked roads, try to fill jails, but the government is unmoved.
过去游行我们阻塞了交通,被捕入狱,但是政府无动于衷。
With this long march we are determined to stay put outside the State Assembly till our demands are met.
这次游行我们决定待在州议会外,直到他们满足我们的要求。
We are ready to be put in jail.
我们已经做好被捕入狱的准备。
The state government says it will appoint a six-member committee to look into the demands.
政府称将会任命一个六人委员会来了解人们的诉求。
But that may be too little, too late for many farmers, who feel they’ve been ignored for too long and are impatient for change.
但是对一些农民来说那或许太晚,太微不足道了,他们感觉自己已经被忽视了太长时间,对于改革没有太多耐心。

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Question:
How far did the farmers march?
A  180 kilometres
B  360 kilometres
C  90 kilometres
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