06 December 2020,   05:27
French tractors block roads into Paris

Farmers across France have come together in tractors to block roads into Paris and other major cities to protest against poor economic and social conditions in the farming community.

More than 1,000 slow-moving tractors from across the country are expected to converge on the capital today, with farmers blocking the roads and protesting under the banner of unions FNSEA and Jeunes Agriculteurs.

All major motorways and national roads into Paris are expected to be disrupted, as are many motorways and major links in the Rhône-Alpes region near Lyon; the Auvergne on the A71 near Clermont-Ferrand; and in the Vaucluse and Toulouse.