German farmers are demanding the full restoration of previous government support, especially a refund of taxes imposed on diesel oil. This was largely rejected by the Schulz government, and what it accepted, it also promised to fulfill for several years, the newspaper wrote. the world.
After paralyzing bridges and highways proved ineffective, farmers resorted to more drastic measures on Sunday.
In the Palatinate region, the warehouses of several major retail chains (Lidl, Aldi, Globus, Edica) were closed so that their trucks could not reach the supermarkets.
The closure continued for several hours, and in some cases truck routes were closed until the morning.
According to the head of the governorate association, they “wanted to put pressure on commercial chains because they largely determine the prices of agricultural products.” However, the move proved effective as provincial leaders engaged in negotiations and promised to cut red tape.
The head of the farmers' union said that they primarily want to put pressure on politics through their protest actions, and will continue their work.