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PARIS, Jan. 30, 2024 (EIRNS)—Farmers protests in France resumed again this weekend, following a short break to evaluate the measures announced last week by the new Prime Minister Gabriel Attal.

Over the Jan. 27-28 weekend, the largest and wealthier farmers’ union, FNSEA, the more grassroots and political Coordination Rural, along with other farmer associations, declared that the government measures were entirely insufficient, that they were relaunching their protests, including deploying their tractors at key cities throughout the nation, and in particular, laying siege to Paris. The unions announced that they were prepared to deploy until Friday, Feb. 2.

Starting early Monday morning, Jan. 29, tractorcades started moving throughout France, with the aim of surrounding Paris, especially its “Rungis market,” the largest wholesale market of food production in Greater Paris, and the largest fresh produce market in the world.

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