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In pictures: French farmers stage tractor protest in Paris

© Kenzo Tribouillard, AFP | A Paris-bound famers' convoy drives on the A13 motorway near Mantes-la-Jolie on September 3, 2015

Text by Joseph BAMAT

Latest update : 2015-09-03

More than 1,300 tractors rolled onto the streets of Paris on Thursday as angry French farmers called on the government to help save their livelihoods. FRANCE 24 takes a look at some of the images from the atypical protest in the French capital.

Thousands of desperate farmers who were part of six different tractor convoys converged on Paris on Thursday morning to express their anger at falling French food prices and high taxes.

Farmers at the wheels of around 1,300 farm tractors, 91 coach buses and 50 automobiles from Brittany, Normandy and several other French regions slowly approached the capital, police said.

They were expected to gather at Place de la Nation in eastern Paris later in the day.

The city’s usually busy ring-road was temporarily empty in certain places as tractors slowed down access to the city.

Date created : 2015-09-03

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