Tens of Thousands of German Farmers Protest Left-Wing Government Policies, Block Highways – Andreas Wailzer 1/8/24

Source: LifeSiteNews.com

Tens of thousands of protestors have taken to the streets all over Germany, temporarily blocking streets and highways during the large-scale farmers’ protests in response to the government’s plan to cut subsidies. 

On January 8, the first day of a week-long protest that will culminate in a large demonstration in Berlin on January 15, around 19,000 tractors took part in protests in Bavaria, and 25,000 vehicles showed up in Baden-Württemberg, according to German newspaper Bild. 

Similar protests against the planned government measures with heavy vehicles that temporarily blocked many roads and highways were held all over Germany, including Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, North Rhine-Westphalia, Saxony, Münster, and Mainz. 

Thousands of vehicles formed a blockade of the A2 highway, one of the busiest roads in Europe, which connects the Ruhr area in the west of Germany to Berlin in the east. 

🇩🇪 The German farmers have successfully blocked dozens of highways with the help of the German truckers.

This is my view up on a tractor on the A2 – Europe’s busiest highway.

I’m blown away. History in the making. pic.twitter.com/td4XkNACQf

— Eva Vlaardingerbroek (@EvaVlaar) January 8, 2024

“We’re sick of the lies. We’re sick of trying to get rid of our jobs. It’s not only farmers. It’s the lorry drivers. It’s the normal workers. Everybody is sick of politicians who have no idea what they are talking about, who have no education to tell us how our lifestyle should look,” one of the farmers on the A2 highway told Dutch journalist and commentator Eva Vlaardingerbroek. 

🇩🇪 German farmer @AnthonyLeeLsvD tells me about the farmers’ uprising:

“We’re sick of the lies. We’ve been here for generations, we work 24/7, we’re the people who put food on your plates!

We are all united in getting rid of the politicians who are trying to get rid of us!” 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Z69cjvSmYF

— Eva Vlaardingerbroek (@EvaVlaar) January 8, 2024

In a speech in response to the protests, leftist German Economy Minister Robert Habeck (Green Party) tried to portray the farmers as anti-democratic “extremists” and claimed that “this republic is the best state Germany has ever had.” 

Habeck notably appeared to threaten the organizers of the protests as “enemies of the constitution.”…

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