Dutch Farmers Turn up the Heat on the Government: Fishermen Allies Join the Cause
"No farms, no food."
Armed with tractors, trucks, and mental fortitude, Dutch farmers continued their battle against the government's proposal to slash nitrogen emissions.
Provincial governments were given a year to draw up plans to make such cuts. Farmers argue that the move targets them unfairly and disregards their future and that of the agricultural sector as a whole. These actions would likely force them to drastically reduce their livestock or get rid of them altogether.
Carrying on their demonstrations against such measures, farmers and allies made some of their most pressing moves yet.
In solidarity with the farmers' protest against nitrogen emissions restrictions, fishermen joined the cause and blocked several ports.
Dutch farmers turned up the heat on the government and blocked distribution centers and supermarket chains. In essence, "no farms, no food."
Lastly, this epic display on the roadway flexed their manpower. The government seems to have picked the wrong people to mess with because these Dutch agriculturists aren't messing around.
What will the ultimate resolution be? Will the government make a deal? Right now, I'd say the farmers are in control.
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