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Chaos expected as French farmers blockade towns

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Farmers blocking roads in Caen on Monday. Photo: AFP
11:18 CET+01:00
Don't be surprised if you're held up by a queue of tractors today as France's farmers take to the streets to protest against the falling prices of their products.
French farmers have hit the streets of France to protest against the falling prices of dairy and meat products. 

Rennes in the west is particularly badly affected, with the city's ring road to be blocked from 11am on Wednesday. Newspaper Oeust-France reported that around 1,000 tractors were expected to circle the city until 5pm.

Protests are also taking place in Toulouse, across Brittany, Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi- Pyrenees and Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes, and follow Monday's protests in northern France.

"Take care on the roads of Brittany, the tractors are piling up at Rennes!" says this tweet from local newspaper Le Télégramme.

"The convoy of farmers at Saint-Brieuc - 7km of slow down on the RN12"

Farmers also demonstrated in front of the headquarters of the ASP (Services and Payment Agency), in Montreuil, outside Paris.


Photo: AFP

Below, a sculpture of a lamb is covered in stickers demanding a 'stop to agricultural norms'.

A banner below reads: "The administration kills farmers", while the sign on the tractor reads "Fed up with standards".

Photos: AFP

 

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