Dutch Farmers Block Food Distribution Centers; Undercover Cops Chased Away From Protest

Dutch Farmers Block Food Distribution Centers; Undercover Cops Chased Away From Protest

Dutch farmers who are livid over government plans to cut nitrogen emissions by 50% – 95% have now taken to blocking food distribution centers in protest of the plan, which would shutter an estimated one-third of farms in the Netherlands.

Some 25 tractors parked outside a distribution center in the city of Zaandam, just north of Amsterdam, donning banners which read “Our farmers, our future” and other slogans, according to the Fresh Fruit Portal.

Fisherman in the country have also begun blocking ports in solidarity with the farmers.

A tractor at another protest, in the northern town of Drachten, urged people to “think for a moment about what you want to eat without farmers.”

The strike has sparked fears of supermarket food shortages, as fishermen have also blocked a number of harbors in an act of solidarity.

“Supermarkets do everything they can to keep the stores stocked, but if blockades continue, it could lead to people not being able to do their daily shopping,” the Central Bureau for Food Trade said in a statement.

In addition, traffic authorities warned of delays and possible slow-moving tractors on the nation’s highways, while Schiphol Airport urged travelers to use public transport to get to its terminals amid fears that the blockades also would target airports. -Fresh Fruit Portal

The upcoming reforms are expected to include a reduction in livestock, as well as buying up farms whose animals produce large volumes of ammonia.

Meanwhile, undercover cops were reportedly ousted from a protest over the weekend.

Earlier in the weekend, farmers poured mature on government offices in protest.

In short, don’t fuck with farmers. 

Tyler Durden
Tue, 07/05/2022 – 17:20
Source: Zero Hedge News

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