French police arrested about fifteen farmers protesting in front of a wholesaler near Paris. The Minister of the Interior had announced that wholesale trade, which is one of the largest in the world, is prohibited to farmers. Protests also broke out again in Belgium.
Farmer protests have been continuing in France for at least two weeks. On Wednesday, tractor convoys headed to roads near Nantes, Lyon, Toulouse and Aix-en-Provence. There is also a new convoy on its way to Paris.
In total according to BFMTV About 122 procedures are being carried out across the country. About ten thousand people participate in it. Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said more than a hundred blockades had also been imposed.
In addition to Paris, many French farmers have the wholesaler Rungis in their sights. A large convoy of tractors is expected to arrive there on Wednesday. Darmanin called on farmers not to do this, and said that he would not allow a possible blockade.
Nearly 30,000 vehicles enter and exit the Rungis site daily. The wholesale trade is so extensive that it employs nearly thirteen thousand people.
There are no empty shelves yet despite the Belgian distribution centers being clogged
Farmer protests also continue in Belgium. The E40 motorway between Ghent and Bruges is closed near Alter. In the port of Antwerp, traffic to and from Waaslandhaven was virtually halted due to a blocked intersection.
In addition, farmers are closing distribution centers of major supermarket chains. This concerns branches of Colruyt, Delhaize, Lidl, and others. He writes that there are no empty shelves yet latest news.
Farmers are protesting in France and Belgium, as well as in Germany, against European legislation. According to farmers, these things cause a lot of frustration and (financial) uncertainty.
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