EU on alert: Protests break out in Germany and Ireland amid anger at Brussels regulations
Currently, there are mass anti-government, anti-EU protests going on in Ireland, France, Germany & the Netherlands. Are you seeing reports in/on your MSM news? If not, why not?
PROTESTS have erupted in Germany and Ireland in the last 48 hours amid fury at restrictive EU regulations on the environment and agriculture – prompting farmers to blockade main roads with tractors in both EU member-states.
Berlin and Dublin were ground to a halt in the past 48 hours amid growing outrage at EU regulations. Furious agricultural workers and farmers shut down roads across both Germany and Ireland in fear that environmental regulations are hurting their jobs. Thousands of farmers took part in the protest in Germany, as several hundred tractors blockaded main roads in Bavaria, Baden Württemberg and Bremen, as well as the German capital.
The Berlin mayor, Michael Müller, recognized that it was a “burden for Berlin,” but “the farmers have their point of view”.
He added that locals would “have to tolerate” the upheaval.
The rallies coincided with Berlin’s Green Week, a food and agricultural fair which starts on Friday, which has often attracted huge waves of protests in recent years.
Farmers across Europe are increasingly alarmed about the future of the agricultural and environmental policy, following the EU’s £852bn Green New Deal policy.
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In the past two months, similar agricultural protests have broken out in Belgium, France and the Netherlands.
On Friday, German protesters said they were fed up with new animal welfare and restrictions on the use of pesticides to protect insects, among other things.
The farmer’s collective Land schafft Verbindung (LSV), or Land Creates Connection, has led the movement against the tightening regulations.
Placards accompanying the tractors read: “Don’t forget that farmers feed you,” “No farm, no food, no future” and “We are fed up!”
Earlier this week, in Ireland, about 60 tractors and dozens of other vehicles were involved in 24-hours of action, disrupting traffic in the centre of Dublin.
The Individual Farmers of Ireland said a better beef price was needed to help sustain rural Ireland amid fears over Europe’s agricultural industry.
The group said it “wanted to leave its mark”.