Farmers across the country will again protest on Wednesday 18 December against the government's nitrogen measures. Farmers Defense Force (FDF) organizers do not want to announce where the farmers' actions will take place on Tuesday.
The farmers drive from 7 a.m. with tractors, trucks "and everything that is big" to the locations where they will be demonstrating.
According to FDF, there are several places in every province where farmers drive with their tractors. In total, at least a thousand farmers are participating in each province. "But there can always be more," says the spokesperson.
The Ground in Resistance Foundation, which represents the interests of builders, also joins the new farmers' protest.
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Possible protests at distribution centers
Mischa Bouwer, spokesperson for FDF, cannot confirm the rumors that the roads to distribution centers are being closed with tractors. "That is one of the options, but I cannot say more about it."
The protest locations are only announced to the participating farmers at 6 a.m. on the action day itself. In principle, the protest lasts a day, "but if necessary, we stay longer," says Bouwer.
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"Conversations have not produced a turd"
According to the FDF spokesperson, the talks with agriculture minister Carola Schouten "have not caused any fuss". The farmers hope to increase the pressure with the new protests.
"We feel a little fooled," says Bouwer. "Whether I expect these promotions to make sense? It has become more hopeful."
According to Bouwer, the protest action is larger than the demonstrations at the Malieveld in The Hague. "Because it is in every province, it is easy for farmers to be there. We call on people to behave properly, but we have to send a good signal. Sitting neatly at the table does not produce anything either."