While the “Grüne Woche” international agricultural fair was taking place in the German capital, the protesters took aim at government policy which prioritised large-scale farming, deemed damaging to health and the environment, to the detriment of small-holder farmers and peasants. (read the AFP story)
Organizers said 35,000 protesters had converged on Berlin via three routes, some using tractors, from the state of Brandenburg which surrounds Germany’s capital.
Many held placards reading “Eating is political” at the action in Berlin, which coincided with the so-called “Green Week” agricultural fair.The protest also featured a procession of 170 farmers driving tractors to the rally at the Brandenburg Gate.
Here is the protest in images;