Traffic on some of the busiest roads in the Netherlands came to a halt on Wednesday, as Dutch farmers increased protests against the aggression that led rap to climate change.
"Last year you didn't hear anything about nitrogen, and now it's suddenly a deadly matter," said NOS state broadcaster Micha Bouwer of the Farmers Defense Force. "Everybody in town has two plants on the porch and they say & # 39; nature is suffering & # 39;"
While livestock is among the main causes of nitrogen pollution, farmers say they are being disproportionately blamed for climate change and that their crucial role in food production is being forgotten.
The protest campaign follows Dutch court rulings that the government has an obligation to reduce greenhouse emissions more significantly "to protect the lives and family lives of citizens" in the country.
Dutch politicians are considering imposing new restrictions on food production and agriculture in an effort to drastically reduce nitrogen production, as opposed to concerns from farmers and farming groups.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte warned protesters on Wednesday that they have the right to demonstrate, but "must follow the rules of the authorities."
"If you don't do that, you are violating criminal law."
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