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Netherlands: Farmers drive tractors into Haarlem to protest govt. nitrogen policy

1 11.11.2019 Инфо

W/S Worker lets tractors enter city, Haarlem
W/S Cars wait for tractors to pass
W/S Tractors heading to the Province House, a board in front of one of the tractor says in Dutch "Give the farmers the power to become The Netherlands splendour"
W/S Tractors cross a square heading to the Province House
W/S Tractors from behind cross a square heading to the Province House
W/S A stage for the occasion with people on and a fake cow in front of it
W/S Crowd listen to the speeches, tractors behind of them
M/S An angry farmer shouts and points finger to Lars Voskuil, a local politician from the Labour Party
M/S An angry farmer shouts and points finger to Lars Voskuil, farmers clap when the farmer ends
M/S Angry farmer shouts and points with the finger to Lars Voskuil, a local politician from the Labour Party. *UPSOUND* (Dutch): "How long will you keep doing this? How long will you keep doing this? Do you want to tear apart The Netherlands? Why do you want to do that? You are tearing apart The Netherlands!"
SOT Farmer Ingrid de Sain: "Now we are very angry and upset because they changed the rules so much that we can not farm anymore."
W/S A tractor with a board which reads in Dutch "One country-One Europe. One policy of the nitrogen emissions!"
SOT Farmer Ingrid de Sain: "People from the Province, they want to put more rules in top of the rules for the whole country and it's very bad for the farmers because we have no time to move anything to do on our business anymore.
W/S Policemen watch some farmers and a tractor
W/S More tractors get into the square in front of the Province House
W/S More tractors from behind get into the square in front of the Province House
W/S Sparkler of orange smoke around the tractors
W/S A policeman ask some farmers if they know who put the sparkler
W/S A tractor with flags
C/U Friesland flag
SOT Farmer Jarno van Elten: "It's not the flag of (the province of) Noord-Holland. It's the flag of another province called Friesland, the Friesian flag, and they applied the same rules, the same severe rules a few weeks ago, but then they thought it over again and they had common sense and thought 'No, we can not do this, we can not settle the farmers with these very harsh and difficult rules', and they withdrawed, they took back the rules."
CUTAWAY W/S U Friesland flag hanging from two tractors in front of the Noord Holland Province House.
SOT Farmer Jarno van Elten, in English. "And we would like the province of Noord Holland, my province, to do that also, and therefore we all have this flag. We have the flag hanging on our farm, we have the flag hanging on our tractors, and we would like, as so kind of, a little bit of joke, we would like to become Friesians."
W/S Farmers put hay in front of a stage
C/U Farmer's boots
M/S Farmer with a cowboy hat on her prepares sandwiches
W/S Farmers with a barbecue
C/U Sausages on the barbecue
W/S Farmers in front of the Province House.
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Hundreds of farmers with around 200 tractors went to the provincial government of Noord-Holland (North-Holland) in Haarlem to present a petition against the province's nitrogen policy on Monday.
The protesters hailed mostly from the region of North Holland and protested in front of the College of Provincial Executive offices in Haarlem, severely disrupting traffic for about 13 kilometres outside of the city.
"Now we are very angry and upset because they changed the rules so much that we cannot farm anymore," said Farmer Ingrid de Sain.
The enraged farmers gathered in front of the College of Provincial Executive offices where they handed a petition with over 5 thousand signatures and asking to join neighbouring province of Friesland, where the nitrogen rules have been more relaxed in response to similar protests there.