See video! German farmers flooded city’s streets with thousands of tractors in protest against new environment regulations.,
They are accusing the government of bullying them as it conducts its fight for a ‘green’ economy.
Around 4,000 tractors arrived in Hamburg on Thursday, where a meeting of regional environment ministers was being held. The kilometer-long (miles-long) convoys, stretching across the city’s busy streets, caused “considerable traffic disruption” downtown, police said.
Placards displayed on the tractors included slogans such as ‘No farm, no food, no future’ and ‘Just say ‘Thank you,’ which conveys many farmers’ desire for the government to appreciate what those in agriculture do for the economy, instead of engaging in what they see as bullying and scapegoating in the name of pursuing green goals.
“The rules, which are coming from the German government, are so hard for us that we can’t work on our farms.” Klaus-Peter Lucht, Vice President of the regional Farmers Association, told RT. “We can’t make good crops. We can’t have good fodder for the dairy [cows].”
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