Poster declaring opposition to the "eco-tax" on haulage
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French farmers join 'eco-tax' protests

Farmers in Brittany have joined growing protests against President Hollande's plan to restore public finances by raising taxes.

The farmers are unhappy about a "green tax" on the heavy goods vehicles used to transport their produce from farm to buyer.

Over successive weekends the protests have led to violence, with signs that the unrest is spreading further across France.

Christian Fraser reports from Brittany.

  • 06 Nov
  • From the section Europe