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Protests in the Netherlands: Tractor caravan triggers traffic chaos

2019-10-01T09:50:33.018Z

A protest of 2,000 farmers has caused hundreds of kilometers of traffic jams in the Netherlands. The farmers blocked the access roads to The Hague with tractors.




In the Netherlands, thousands of farmers are on their way to The Hague, causing hundreds of kilometers of traffic jams. From the whole country more than 2000 farmers on tractors since Tuesday on the way to The Hague, reported the Ministry of Transport. The large access roads into the city are clogged. Overall, the jams would have a length of more than 1000 kilometers.

Traffic chaos: Dutch construction lax The Hague #Netherlands # Agriculture https://t.co/yd9mw2HYNp

- top agrar (@topagrar) October 1, 2019

The farmers want to protest in The Hague against drastic measures in the field of agriculture. The organizers expect more than 10,000 participants at the rally. From the perspective of protesting farmers, the agricultural sector is unilaterally blamed for environmental problems such as climate change and excessive nitrogen emissions.

Source: spiegel

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