Farmers demonstrate on Monday at Saintes, blocking the roundabouts of the city. They ask to meet with MPs and senators to find a solution to the agricultural crisis …
The mobilization of farmers protesting against the purchase price of their products by supermarkets continues. On Monday, blocking the city of Saintes, in Charente-Maritime, it is organized by protesters who respond to the call of the Departmental Federation of Farmers’ Unions (FDSEA) and Young Farmers (CDJA).
About a hundred tractors make it impossible to access to the main roundabouts of the city “indefinitely” . Farmers are also mobilized in Brittany for several days.
— Alexandre GRENOT (@AlexGRENOT) February 8, 2016
They expected the visit to the blockades of all deputies and senators of the department, otherwise they will maintain the blockades. President (The Republicans) of the department, Dominique Bussereau had to meet farmers in the morning.
— Préfet 17 (@Prefet17) February 8, 2016
In a statement the Charente-Maritime prefecture said it had closed junction 35 of the A10 motorway into Saintes to prevent motorists coming into the blocked area, and create further chaos on the ring road. Many diversions were put in place.