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German farmers block roads with tractors in protest over agriculture policies

Posted on AllSides January 9th, 2024
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Farmers across Germany on Monday began protests against the government’s economic and agricultural policies, blocking roads and highways with tractors and marching through major cities.

Some signs carried by protesters and attached to tractors had messages such as “no farmer, no food, no future” and “when farmers are ruined, food has to be imported” written on them. Others called for new elections and called the coalition government “senseless” and “incompetent”.

A spokesperson for the German government was not immediately available when contacted by CNBC.

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