Farmers Guardian
News
Word ‘milk’ banned for use in branding of plant-based products

Word ‘milk’ banned for use in branding of plant-based products

This Is Agriculture - Sponsored

This Is Agriculture - Sponsored

DataHub

DataHub

Auction Finder

Auction Finder

LAMMA 2020

LAMMA 2020

You are viewing your 1 free article

Register now to receive 2 free articles every 7 days or subscribe for unlimited access.

Subscribe | Register

UPDATE: Why French farmers protested and caused Tour de France chaos

The Tour de France was halted today as French farmers protested by blocking the road with hay before police stepped in with tear gas.

TwitterFacebook
IMAGE: Getty
IMAGE: Getty
Share This

UPDATE: Why French farmers protested and caused Tour de France chaos

Riders, including Chris Froome, leader Geraint Thomas and Peter Sagan, poured bottles of mineral water into their eyes as they suffered from the effects of the gas that is said to have blown into the path of the peloton.

 

The race was neutralised after 30km, between Carcassonne and Bagneres-de-Luchon in south-western France, as police dealt with the protestors during stage 16 of the iconic race.

 

There was a delay of about 15 minutes.

 


Read More

France prepares for pesticide lossesFrance prepares for pesticide losses
French farmers protest subsidy cutsFrench farmers protest subsidy cuts

The farmers were pictured holding signs which translated to ’For the Piege region to live’.

 

A spokesman for the group of sheep farmers said: “We wanted to stop the Tour de France to get some answers. We’d requested answers from the Ministry of Agriculture about our problems of being in less-favoured rural areas.

 

"It’s been six months and we still haven’t heard back from the Ministry.”

 

“We had about 200 sheep, tractors and hay bales to block the road but unfortunately the police fired tear gas at us and the sheep.”

 

TwitterFacebook
Post a Comment
To see comments and join in the conversation please log in.

Most Recent

Facebook
Twitter
RSS
Facebook
Twitter
RSS