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Farmers' Protests Reach the Heart of the EU as Chaos Unfolds Outside European Parliament

Andreas Wailzer : Feb 5, 2024  LifeSiteNews.com

"As far as the EU is concerned, the outside world and the inside world are clearly no longer in any meaningful relationship with each other: while more than 1,300 tractors are blocking the European Parliament and its burning forecourt outside, the 27 heads of state inside have not even put the farmers' anger on their agenda." -member of the European Parliament, Martin Sonneborn, wrote on X

(Brussels) — [LifeSiteNews.com] Protestors have now blocked streets in Brussels with tractors and started bonfires in front of the European Parliament. (Screengrab image: via X)

On February 1, the Europe-wide farmers' protest against policies threatening their existence reached Brussels, where protestors blocked many roads with tractors, started bonfires, set off fireworks, and toppled a statue in front of the European Parliament.

"We want to stop these crazy laws that come every single day from the European Commission," a Spanish farmer representing his country's farmer's union told Reuters. 

According to Reuters, the police used tear gas and water cannons against some protestors who tried to tear down barriers that were erected to protect the parliament. 

The protest in Brussels happened in the context of a continent-wide uprising, including in France, where 10,000 farmers erected more than 100 blockades on important roads across the country. Farmer protests also took place in SpainPortugalItalyGreeceGermanyScotland and Ireland. 

READ: How Dutch protests ignited a global backlash to the 'green' war on farmers 

A German comedian and member of the European Parliament, Martin Sonneborn, wrote on X, formerly Twitter, "thousands of farmers with agricultural delegations from France, Belgium, Spain, Italy and Portugal camped outside my workplace in Brussels. The city is at a standstill, already 230 kilometers of traffic jams at 8 o'clock in the morning."

"As far as the EU is concerned, the outside world and the inside world are clearly no longer in any meaningful relationship with each other: while more than 1,300 tractors are blocking the European Parliament and its burning forecourt outside, the 27 heads of state inside have not even put the farmers' anger on their agenda," he wrote... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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