Over a thousand French farmers in tractors have stormed Paris in protest against globalist government policies that are destroying their standard of living.
The farmers gathered on the Avenue Foch, near the Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe to denounce regulations which they say are destroying the agricultural sector.
Their main issue surrounds “agri-bashing” by the mainstream media and politicians, where farmers are blamed for environmental issues and forced to amend their practices in the name of “preventing climate change.”
Summit.news reports: The farmers are furious at how this is legitimizing attacks by vegan activists on butchers and calls to ban the weedkiller glyphosate, which President Emmanuel Macron wants to outlaw by 2021.
They also fear that EU trade deals with Canada and the Mercosur bloc in South America will flood the market with cheaper goods at lower standards.
The two main farmers’ unions have demanded a private meeting with Macron to discuss his policies.
This is just one of numerous anti-globalist revolts taking place across Europe.
Earlier this month, German farmers blocked roads in Hamburg with their tractors to protest against environment regulations.
Last month, thousands of Dutch farmers also descended on Amsterdam to protest against a government proposal that livestock production be slashed by up to 50% in the name of preventing global warming.
The Yellow Vest movement in France, which just marked its first anniversary, also began as a backlash against onerous gas tax hikes and other regulations impacting rural workers.