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Manure Blocks Goverment Building and Fill Roads During Farmer’s Protest


In a bold display of dissent, farmers have taken their protest to new heights, choosing a unique method to voice their grievances.

Manure. Everywhere. That’s their method.

Good luck getting into work, goverment workers, when the steps and front doors are buried in piles of manure.

It’s fair to say that the farmers protesting in France have had enough!

We need this crew to swing by Davos.

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(The sign says “On est sur la paille” which translates to “We are on the brink”)

CBS reports:

Paris — Angry French farmers dumped piles of manure in front of city buildings in the southwest city of Toulouse Tuesday, a pungent protest against the government’s agricultural policy which they say is leaving them to face increased hardships. Nearly 400 tractors and 1,000 farmers from across southwest France converged on the city after rallying before dawn at meeting points across the region.

They headed for Toulouse in the early morning light, honking horns and pulling trailer-loads of hay and manure as they moved in on the ancient city center, blocking entire lanes on some roads and causing massive traffic jams.

When the tractors reached the regional authority building, they tipped dozens of trailer-loads of rotting fruit, hay, and manure right in front of it.

Around 1,000 farmers gathered on the central Capitole square on foot, and a delegation was expected to meet the local police chief later in the day.

The protesters say increased taxes and social charges are causing hardship for farmers across the region.

It’s really great to see this kind of unity spreading. It lifts the spirits to see our brothers overseas doing their part to fight back.



 

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