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France: Tractors and hay fill Toulouse as farmers protest government

France, Toulouse
October 22, 2019 at 16:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

Farmers from southwestern France took to the streets of Toulouse at the wheels of their tractors on Tuesday, in an ongoing protest against free trade deals and agricultural reforms.

Farmers can be seen driving tractors, piling hay bales and waving banners during the demonstration, which reportedly did not disrupt traffic in the city.

The demonstrators were angry about free trade deals with South America's Mercosur, as well as CETA, Canada's trade deal with the EU, which they consider would be unfair competition. They also protested the government proposal to implement pesticide-free zones around cities.

Farmers from other European countries such as Germany and the Netherlands have been taking part in similar protests in recent days.

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Farmers from southwestern France took to the streets of Toulouse at the wheels of their tractors on Tuesday, in an ongoing protest against free trade deals and agricultural reforms.

Farmers can be seen driving tractors, piling hay bales and waving banners during the demonstration, which reportedly did not disrupt traffic in the city.

The demonstrators were angry about free trade deals with South America's Mercosur, as well as CETA, Canada's trade deal with the EU, which they consider would be unfair competition. They also protested the government proposal to implement pesticide-free zones around cities.

Farmers from other European countries such as Germany and the Netherlands have been taking part in similar protests in recent days.

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