Hundreds of farmers on tractors, excavators, harvesters, trucks or horses took to the streets of the small South African town of Mookgophong on Tuesday, protesting what they said was a spike in attacks on farms. The French Press Agency reports that The protest was held as three suspects appeared in Mookgophong magistrate court on charges of murdering a 79-year-old farmer in March. The farmers want improved security from the police and better prosecution rates of crimes related to farm attacks, as dozens of predominantly white farmers are killed in crime-plagued South Africa every year with police statistics showing that 49 murders occurred on farms in the 12 months up to April.