Farmers in the Netherlands blocked traffic for 700 miles on Tuesday to protest government plans to shut down their farms in the name of fighting so-called “climate change.”
From Fox News:
Slow-moving convoys of tractors clogged up nearly 700 miles of major highways in the Netherlands on Tuesday, as farmers inched toward The Hague to protest what they claim is an attempt to blame them over nitrogen pollution.
About 10,000 farmers planned the protest to argue they are unfairly being blamed after a court ruling found that the Netherlands is violating European emission rules.
“Farmers and growers are sick of being painted as a ‘problem’ that needs a ‘solution,'” Dick Bruins of LTO, an agricultural industry group, said in a statement.
Farmers in Netherlands have taken to the national roads with big machines to protest against increasing pressure on their profitability and sustainability, over regulation and lack of appreciation. The Hague is under siege pic.twitter.com/cJlgXo3N4m— Theo de Jager (@TheoDJager) October 1, 2019
The liberal Mayor of Hague (Netherlands) thought that he could stop the #FarmersProtest against elitist “Climate Change Taxes” by setting up roadblocks.— BasedPoland (@BasedPoland) October 1, 2019
I guess he failed to realize that tractors are small tanks that don’t need roads to go wherever they want😁#BoerenProtest pic.twitter.com/IwAAadUVAj
These guys were having a great time: