New farmers’ protests have erupted across the Netherlands, despite police warnings not to break the law, following the first demonstration against the government’s plan to curb nitrogen emissions on June 22.
Farmers have been protesting the government’s plans to reduce the size of the agricultural sectors to comply with European conservation laws. Farmers are furious as the words of the minister echo “some farmers will have to give up their businesses.”
Protests have spread to different provinces across the country. The protest by farmers on Monday, June 27, saw tractors blocking several highways in for instance the areas of Best, Liessel, and Ommen, with queues stretching up to 8 km.