Sunday, February 04, 2024

Chaos Erupts In Brussels As Rubber Bullets Fired At Farmers Protesting Outside EU Parliament

 from Zero Hedge
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/chaos-erupts-brussels-rubber-bullets-fired-farmers-protesting-outside-eu-parliament

Belgian police used Rubber bullets and water cannons against hundreds of farmers who had travelled from around western Europe to protest outside the EU Headquarters in the city on Thursday. The farmers threw eggs, set off fireworks, and set fire to staw bales and rubbish fires near the building while demanding that European leaders stop punishing them with more taxes, rising costs and the loonytoons 'green' policies imposed to push the continent towards the ruling bureaucrats impossible and irrational 'net zero' targets and advancement 'green agenda' which will see European fo production destroyed and all 27 members of the European Union wannabe superstate ot empire forced to depend on imports to feed their populations, heat homes and power industry and transport.

Photo via @daniel_freund
Dirk Waem/AFP/Getty

The protests were deliberately planned to coincide with an EU leaders summit meeting, with the farmers calling on politicians and bureaucrats to scrap agricultural and environmental regulations imposed by Brussels diktat which under EU rules takes precedence over the sovereignty of national governments.

According to reports from eye witnesses posted on social media along with photograps and video, farmers have broken through the barricades outside the European Parliament and also ignited smoke bombs.

 "We want to stop these crazy laws that come every single day from the European Commission," said Jose Maria Castilla, a Spanish farmer in Brussels  to represent the Spanish farmers' union, Asaja. The protests, which started in Netherlands over a year ago come as EU leaders met to discuss a $50 billion aid package for Ukraine.

 Belgian PM Alexander De Croo said that the farmers' concerns would be added to the summit's agenda, saying "It is important that we listen to them."

Unfortunately experience tells us Boggart Bloggers the EU Bureaucracy does not do listening.

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