Paris, 10 February. Hundreds of tractors paralyzed traffic in the French capital on the eve of the protests of farmers who are unhappy with the ban on the use of pesticides.
According to the portal Agriland, the action of farmers was caused by the recent decision of the EU court, which canceled a French rule that allowed sugar beet producers to use insecticides to treat pests in their fields. The change infuriated farmers because chemicals are critical to sugar beet production.
According to Agriland, it became known that at least 800 tractors flooded the Parisian streets near Les Invalides.
The protest has the support of the country’s leading farming organization, the FNSEA, as well as associations representing the sugar beet sector.
The farmers’ rally comes amid massive demonstrations that have spread across the country against the government’s pension reform. Emmanuel Macron. In addition to raising the retirement age, the changes should also affect the increase in the required length of service.