France: 1,500 lorries block Paris, farmers walk through city

Authorities have called on motorists to avoid Paris on Thursday

03 September, 12:03

    (ANSAmed) - PARIS, SEPTEMBER 3 - It is a tough day for Parisians and the entire Ile-de-France blocked by over 1.500 trucks that have converged in the French capital from all over the country to voice the hardships of farmers dealing with the plunge of the prices affecting their products as well as the fallback from the closing down of companies.

    The lorries which departed from the north of the country two days ago were 15 km away from Paris, on Wednesday night.

    On Thursday morning, they were circling around Paris through its main access routes (porte d'Auteuil, porte de la Chapelle, Bercy e Gentilly) and heading towards place de la Nation. There are about one-hundred trucks and thousands of demonstrators have reached the French capital travelling by train or bus.

    Authorities have called on motorists to avoid Paris and surrounding areas, on Thursday.

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