Farmers out of control in Groningen

Update on the farmer protest: farmers have attempted to storm the provincial house in Groningen and are being beaten back by police with batons. 

The atmosphere is grim in Groningen as farmers clash violently with police, reports NOS. Farmers used a tractor to break down the door to the provincial house and have hung a noose outside.  Earlier in the day, they threatened to storm the building unless the deputy met with them to discuss their problem with the measures Groningen is proposing to take against the nitrogen crisis. 

Police officer and horse injured

According to police, the farmers have hit a police horse with a tractor. A police officer was also wounded when the farmers broke down the doors to the provincial house.

The nitrogen crisis

There have been protest in other parts of the country, but most are coming to an end now. The farmers had success in Drenthe, Gelderland and Overijssel, where nitrogen rules were withdrawn by the provincial houses.

What do you think of these protests? Let us know in the comments below. 

Feature image: @Josephine67/Twitter

Ailish Lalor
Ailish was born in Sydney, Australia, but grew up by a forest in south-east Ireland, which she has attempted to replace with a living room filled with plants in The Hague. Besides catering to her army of pannenkoekenplantjes, Ailish spends her days convincing her friends that all food is better slightly burnt, plotting ways to hang out with dogs and cats, and of course, writing for DutchReview.

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