More than a thousand signs have already been upside down by farmers. A movement that is gaining ground throughout France.
Vairé (Vendée), Niort (Deux-Sèvres), Albi (Tarn), Saint-Geniès des Mourgues (Hérault)… In recent days, when entering these towns and villages in France, road users oscillate between astonishment and questioning. The famous white and red rectangular panels, where the names of the localities are written in black letters, were erected upside down. These are obviously not cascading gross errors on the part of the road services but rather voluntary acts. More precisely, a gesture of protest at the initiative of the Young Farmers, the majority agricultural union allied to the FNSEA, to alert the general public to their delicate situation. “It’s a way of denouncing that we are walking on our heads in France. Rather than helping agriculture to develop and ensuring the country’s food sovereignty, the French public authorities are imposing even stronger European constraints on us which are weakening us.”denounces Céline Imart, farmer…
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