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Netherlands: Tractors block The Hague as farmers protest against proposed climate measures

2 16.10.2019 Инфо

W/S Two lanes of tractors driving slow
M/S Tractors drivign slow
W/S Tractors in a forbidden zone, interrupting tram-traffic
W/S Tractors in a forbidden zone, interrupting tram-traffic
M/S Farmer and tractor
W/S Tractors driving on, amongst crowd
W/S Tractors driving on, amongst crowd
M/S Protesters
M/S Young farmers inside a tractor cabin
W/S Tractor with posters on its bumper
W/S Young people on a tractor
M/S Young people on a tractor
SOT, Pieter Willem Lam, Dutch farmer (English): "The government has too many rules for the farmers; European rules. But this government, they have more rules that necessary, especially for the farmers and for the future — it's not a good idea”.
W/S Army trucks blocking a street in the center of The Hague
W/S Army trucks blocking a street in the center of The Hague
SOT, Henk Jansen, son of a Dutch farmer (Dutch): "I think that is related with the possibility that tractors go to the parliament and that is not allowed."
W/S Policemen with shields and batons in front of a military track
M/S Policemen with batons
W/S Protesters and policemen
W/S Protesters and policemen
W/S Tractors on a parking
W/S Tractor with placard "Proud to be a farmer"
W/S Protester with a megaphone, and a tractor behind him
M/S Farmers with a banner
W/S Farmers dancing
M/S Farmers
W/S Farmers with flags and placard
W/S Farmers on a crane
M/S Farmers preparing hamburgers
C/U Hamburger meat
M/S Farmers
W/S People and The Hague skyline in the background
SCRIPT
Hundreds of farmers drove their tractors on The Hague's streets on Wednesday, protesting against proposed climate change measures, such as cutting down on nitrogen emissions, which they believe would go against their benefit.
The farmers drove their tractors in and around the city centre, causing standstills, traffic congestion, and even interrupting the tram circulation in The Hague.
Authorities deployed army trucks to block the roads leading up to the Binnenhof, which is a complex of buildings in the centre, hosting the parliament, the senate and the ministry of general affairs.
"The government has too many rules for the farmers; European rules. But this government, they have more rules that necessary, especially for the farmers and for the future — it's not a good idea," said Pieter Willem Lam, one of the farmers.