Farmers in Germany blocked roads around the country’s busiest airport on Saturday as protests over prices and red tape spread across the continent. Several hundred tractors blocked the streets leading to Frankfurt Airport in protest after a fuel subsidy cut was passed by the German parliament on Friday.
Farmers in Germany have been engaged in massive protests since Olaf Scholz’s government said it would cut close to a billion euros in farm subsidies in response to a domestic budget crisis. The large protests forced Berlin into concessions that included rowing back completely on a plan to make farmers pay road tax on farm vehicles. Germany’s farmers’ union has signalled that it will only stop protesting once the subsidy cuts have been completely reversed.