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Farmers in the Netherlands announced new protest

Christian Fernsby |
Farmers in the Netherlands will hold more protests December 18th.

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Topics: FARMERS    NETHERLANDS    PROTEST   

Exactly what form these protest actions will take is not yet clear and will likely only be announced shortly in advance, NOS reports.

The farmers are protesting because they are upset by measures against nitrogen emissions taken by the government and provinces.

Previous protests for this same reason caused massive traffic jams throughout the Netherlands in October.

Action group Farmers Defense Force met on Monday night to discuss possible actions, spokesperson Sieta van Keimpena said to NOS.

She would not disclose details about what form the actions will take.

"To prevent miscommunication and disorder, we do not want to say anything yet."

Van Keimpena did say that it will be regional protests farmers will first gather at different place in the country, and at 7:00 a.m. they will together move toward the protest locations.


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