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21 Oct 2019 | 12:58 PM UTC

France: Nationwide farmers’ protests October 22

France News Alert

Unions call on farmers nationwide to protest on October 22; transportation disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/21/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/23/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION France

Event

Two farmers' unions have called for a nationwide protest on Tuesday, October 22, in opposition of anti-pesticide demands and free trade treaties. The unions have asked farmers to protest at each departmental prefecture from 09:00 to 12:00 (local time). An estimated forty protests have already been scheduled in as many departments in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Bretagne, Centre, Grand-Est, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, and the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur regions.

Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are to be expected in departmental prefectures. Roadblocks cannot be ruled out in the early morning hours on Tuesday.  

Advice

Individuals across France are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests and public gatherings, anticipate transportation disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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