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French farmers in the “Siege of Paris” – tractors block the roads

French farmers in the “Siege of Paris” – tractors block the roads

On Monday afternoon, hundreds of French farmers gathered on their tractors on eight of the roads leading to Paris in a so-called “Siege of the Capital,” he wrote. Parisian.

The blockade, called by a number of French unions, is another step in the increasingly vocal peasant protests that have rocked France in recent weeks.

The protests are based on rising fuel prices, falling incomes – and what many see as far-reaching climate measures.

15,000 police were deployed

AFP wrote that many farmers from other parts of the country are also on their way to the French capital to participate in the protests.

-This is the last battle for agriculture. It's a matter of survival, says farmer Karen Duc, on her way from Lot and the Garonne to Paris.

Blockades are also taking place at the entrances to several other major French cities.

15,000 police were deployed on orders from French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin to prevent tractors from entering the cities.

President Emmanuel Macron also summoned a number of his ministers to a meeting at the Elysee Palace on Monday afternoon to present “a picture of the situation,” according to what Agence France-Presse reported.

Flags of the “Siege of Brussels”.

The ongoing wave of protests is seen as the most widespread among French farmers in decades.

Farmer protests have also rocked Germany, Poland, Romania, the Netherlands and Belgium in recent weeks.

In Belgium, the FJA trade union also signaled the possibility of a “total blockade of Brussels” in the coming days, he wrote. Evening.