Thousands of Dutch farmers protest against nitrogen proposals

Thousands of Dutch farmers have gathered in a village in the Netherlands today (Wednesday, June 22) to take part in a protest against proposed nitrogen emissions reductions.

Police had warned organisers of today’s demonstration, which included farming organisations Agractie, LTO and Farmers Defense Force, that it was illegal to drive tractors on the highways.

Organisers had claimed that up to 40,000 farmers had taken part in the demonstration.