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Furious Farmers Use Thousands of Tractors to Block Traffic in Protest of New Climate Restrictions

Hundreds of tractors converged on Brussels on Friday, driven by angry farmers protesting a plan to cut nitrate levels.

The demonstration created major traffic disruption in Belgium’s capital city.

The BB farmers union and several others combined efforts to gather more than 2,700 farm vehicles, according to Brussels police.

Several major roads in Brussels were closed and police warned that disruptions could last until the end of the day.

They recommended that people use public transportation instead of personal cars.

The Flemish regional government is struggling to find a deal to cut nitrate pollution over farmers’ objections that it will put many of them out of business.

Farmers also claim that their trade has to make much deeper cuts than industry and they want to see a more equitable spread.

“In the future, I want to have the possibility to continue my dad’s farm,” said farmer Brendt Beyens.

“But right now I feel like the possibility of that happening is slowly shrinking and it’s getting nearly impossible and the is future looking very tough.”

Negotiations have dragged on for weeks and weakened the regional government of northern Belgium to breaking point.

The debate over agricultural pollution is increasingly turning into a political issue in many of the EU’s farming nations.

It will be a focal point of Dutch elections in two weeks’ time, as intensive farming has put environmentalists against the agricultural industry.

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  • sheila says:

    I suggest that everyone who wants to force farmers into unworkable situations due to claims of “Climate Change” be the first ones to give up eating. Oh, and also give up drinking anything other than water, and wearing any sort of clothing that uses wool, leather, cotton or any other farmed product. If they enjoy that lifestyle, then they can force it on everyone else.

  • Susan says:

    Same people as the unhinged and demon possessed John Kerry are decrying American use of energy all while they travel on private jets spewing emissions into the environment with a single private jet flight equaling the energy used of an average family for an entire year.

    Climate hoax is nothing but a power grab, controlling food production, freedom, and even stealing private property. and don’t be surprised when they start forcing women into abortions bc of “human footprint.” all under the guise of “saving the planet.”

    Their climate hoax will make COVID genocide look like a walk in the park! Starvation is the worst way to die as your body begins to feed on your organs in an effort to survive. Extremely cruel way to die.
    Climate hoax is a Satanic agenda, period.

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