Curbs maintained in Ile-de-France pending government announcements scheduled for Tuesday

A convoy on its way to Rungis

The convoy of farmers, which had stopped overnight near Limoges (Haute-Vienne), set off again on Tuesday morning, heading for the Rungis market. The latter wants to occupy the world's largest Rungis international market in the afternoon at the invitation of the Rural Integration (CR), noted a photographer from Agence France-Presse (AFP).

Just after 5:15 a.m., more than 200 tractors, of all sizes, set off on the A20 towards Paris. They plan to pass through Orleans before arriving at Rungis “After 4 p.m.”According to the union.

The procession, which left Agen (Lot-et-Garonne) on Monday morning with about thirty tractors, continued along the road during the day. On their journey, the farmers were successively joined by colleagues from the department in Concon (Lot-et-Garonne), then Bergerac and Périgueux in the Dordogne. They had lunch on Monday evening at the Haute-Vienne Departmental Chamber of Agriculture, managed by the CR, before sleeping in a gymnasium in Panasole in the Limoges conurbation.

“Convoys are coming from all sides, it's crazy! »Rural Integration Co-President Jose Perez told AFP. “What we experience is really powerful. The people are with us and we could see throughout the trip that the French love their farmers.he said. “The reception we got at the roadside was amazing. It feels like the Tour de France. The public is excited and that warms my heart.”Aurélie Armand, vice-president of the union, was also pleased.

Since Sunday evening, law enforcement officers and gendarmerie armored vehicles have been stationed around Rungis International Market. Officials say the police should take action “neutral” to “to protect” Blockade points were announced around Paris and the market confirmed “can work”.

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