The first blockades emerged yesterday. Today, French farmers from the Grand Est region in the east of the country will continue their protests.
Yesterday, farmers blocked the entry and exit of the French A77 (Paris-Nevers) motorway north of the Burgundy city of Nevers. However, this was only a foretaste of their next action. Today they will drive tractors and agricultural machinery onto roads throughout the Grand Est region, where they will block traffic. Therefore, crossing the Franco-German border may be difficult or impossible. The farmers start their action at 11 am and it will last until 2 pm.
On the map below, you will find locations for planned blockades:
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Farmers are fighting for more government support over the drought that has hit the region in recent years. They also count on a change in the government’s policy, which, according to them, hinders agricultural activity in the country (this includes planned restrictions on the use of certain pesticides).