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According to the gendarmerie, the number of blockages is decreasing sharply: on Saturday at 6 a.m., there were less than 40 actions affecting 28 departments out of 101 in total.

Agence France-Presse

Farmers in France, the leading agricultural power in the European Union, lifted roadblocks on Saturday, but their anger did not x27;is not appeased by the government measures announced, and the blockages should resume at the start of the week.

Overall, we will lift the blockages by this noon and resume them at the beginning of next week, announced Pierrick Horel, general secretary of the Young Farmers, a union which, associated with the National Federation of Farmers' Unions, x27;farmers (FNSEA), represents the majority of the profession.

We need to rest, we also need to readjust the strategy, he explained to RMC radio.

We decided to change method and organize the blockade of Paris and the inner suburbs […] The idea being that x27;there is no truck that can supply the capital.

A quote from Maxime Buizard, national administrator of Young Farmers

According to the gendarmerie, the number of blockages is decreasing sharply: on Saturday at 6 a.m., there were fewer than 40 actions affecting 28 departments out of 101 in total.

But the movement remains diffuse, with situations varying in different regions of the country, and highways remained cut, particularly in the South.

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In an attempt to extinguish the revolt, the first French Minister, Gabriel Attal, unveiled emergency measures on Friday, including the abandonment of the increase in the tax on non-road diesel and heavy sanctions against three manufacturers not respecting the law on prices.

We will not let you go, he said. These first measures are expected to be applied to other subjects, promised the Minister of Agriculture, Marc Fesneau, on France Info.

These announcements do not calm the anger, declared Friday the president of the FNSEA, Arnaud Rousseau. We must go further, he said.

The Peasant Confederation, the third agricultural union, classified on the left, wants to continue the mobilization.< /p>

The farmers expressed a mixture of passion and despair, the processions here exhibiting a straw hangman, there displaying the slogan 'Child we dream of it, adult we in death.

The mobilization was mourned Tuesday by the accidental death of a farmer and her daughter at a dam in Pamiers (South-West), where a white march will take place on Saturday from 1:30 p.m.

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