More than 50,000 Farmers Protest in Paris as Food Prices Drop

From today’s TVNZ:

Thousands of farmers staged protests across France and blocked traffic for about two hours on a section of the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris to demand the government help them combat a plunge in food prices.

France’s main farmers’ union, FNSEA, estimated about 50,000 farmers with 7,000 tractors turned out around the country.

Depressed prices in the dairy sector have sparked protests across Europe this year, including a delivery boycott last month.

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