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From Quévert to Quimperlé, a Saturday of agricultural anger – Bretagne


On the side of Dinan, a very early action was first carried out. Tractors and trailers landed at 7 a.m. in the parking lot of Carrefour and the McDo fast-food restaurant in Quévert.

“Milk, pork… Everything is going badly”

Rubble, manure and mounds of agricultural waste were deposited at the foot of these two signs by angry farmers. “This is not an action coordinated by the Young Farmers (JA) 22, but rather a spontaneous action”, indicated on the spot Jérémy Labbé, president of the JA 22, also at the initiative of the blocking Plancoët hypermarkets, Saturday February 12.

And to summarize the situation: “Milk, pork… Everything is going badly, all productions combined. We want the supermarkets and supermarkets to pay better for our work, they don’t play the game. The price negotiation period ends on February 28”.

Other actions “could well take place” by then, warned the official, whose troops were also carrying out a series of actions in the supermarkets of Guingamp.

Blocked parking lots and discussions with the bosses

About twenty farmers from the cantons of Guingamp, Begard, Plouagat, Lézardrieux and Tréguier thus went to the Carrefour store, of which they blocked one of the accesses to the car park.

They then went inside, carts in hand, to verify the origin of many products. Their claim? “We just ask that the margin be better distributed”, summed up Tristan Delisle, for the JA22.

After passing through three supermarkets in Guingamp, the farmers gathered again at their starting point, where they dumped slurry and set tires on fire.

Not far from there, in Callac, this Saturday, February 19, about fifteen farmers carried out an action in front of the Intermarché sign. Two hours of discussion were conducted with the store manager. An exchange “courteous but firm, without language of wood”, with, for main theme, their remuneration.

In Quimperle

In Finistère too, the tension is palpable in the countryside. It is in particular in Quimperlé that angry farmers mobilized, for a third consecutive weekend, for punch actions near supermarkets.

A convoy of about fifteen tractors went to the Aldi supermarket, in the parking lot of which agricultural waste was dumped, then to the Leclerc hypermarket, where the farmers entered to check the origins of the fresh products sold there. . “It’s shameful, in Brittany, to find cauliflower or milk that comes from elsewhere,” said a dairy farmer.



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