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Farmers block a fuel depot in Charente-Maritime

A group of demonstrators are currently blocking a Charente-Maritime fuel depot. Find out if this is likely to have an impact.

For some time now, discontent has gripped the French, and demonstrations and other initiatives of all kinds are increasing. And for good reason, the latter are protesting against the actions of the government, but also the price increase among others.

Several events

A few months ago, employees of oil companies decided to go on strike in order to demand higher wages. They then blocked several fuel depots and refineries, which caused a major shortage of gasoline and diesel throughout France. We particularly remember images of huge lines of cars waiting in front of gas stations, hoping to have something to fill their tanks. Fortunately, everything returned to normal and things are much better today. But now it is the turn of the farmers to demonstrate, the latter protesting against the precariousness of their profession. Thus, for several days they have been carrying out blocking of certain major roads, in order to attract the attention of a government which does not seem to take the slightest interest in it. But the protest continues, and the farmers are not ready to stop just yet, continuing their actions.

A blocked deposit

A group from the rural coordination (CR) of Charente-Maritime, based in Charente and Vendée, decided to block a fuel depot. And this since Monday, January 29, when around thirty demonstrators took turns to prevent the passage of trucks. Natacha Guillemet, national elected representative of the CR, explains to our colleagues from South-West that “Through this action, our goal is to demand, at the negotiating table, with Gabriel Attal and the Minister of Agriculture Marc Fesneau, the presence of our president Véronique Le Floc’h, just like Mr. Rousseau (Arnaud Rousseau, president of the FNSEA, Editor’s note).” However, this should not have a real impact for the moment on the scale of France. And this even if the Lorient depot is also blocked, this time by construction workers. But for the moment, there is nothing to worry about, since only certain stations are in difficulty in the regions affected by these protest movements.

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