Tractor Protest Parade in Paris
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Heather Stimmler-Hall in Around Town, France, French Culture, agriculture, farmers, manifestation, protest march

French farmers from all over the country drove their tractors all the way to Paris (some left their farms on Sunday) to protest the rising production and administrative fees in a year when the prices of their goods have gone down, making the costs higher than the profits. Over a thousand of the tractors drove through the boulevards of Paris today, shown here between Place de la Bastille and Place de la République, to petition President Sarkozy to do something to help them, particularly to defend their interests in Brussels where the EU deregulation of the agricultural markets has pushed prices down, making it impossible for them to make a living.

See a video here from France 24 (in English).

 

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