French farmers announce strike

A smoke rises from burning tyres while a truck is blocked by French farmers and protesters of the "Yellow Vest" movement on 19 November 2018 in Saint-Calais, 3 days after tens of thousands of people blocked roads across France in a "yellow vest" protest against high fuel prices. (Photo by Jean-François MONIER / AFP)

PARIS, France — French farmers will carry out a series of strikes next week to protest increased financial charges on their operations, the head of the main agricultural union told AFP on Wednesday.

“No specific day has been set, it’s for the week,” Christiane Lambert said of the strikes, announced at a time when France is being rocked by a “yellow vest” anti-tax movement.

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