THOUSANDS of Dutch farmers caused the Netherlands’ biggest ever traffic jams last week when they drove their tractors to a huge protest against government climate policies.
Farmers travelled from all over the country to The Hague for the four-wheeled demonstration, saying they had been unfairly blamed for emissions that cause climate change.
Hundreds of kilometres of traffic jams were caused by the tractors, making it the “busiest ever morning rush hour”, according to Dutch traffic organisation the ANWB.
“We get the feeling that all these climate measures are falling on our shoulders. And that annoys us,” said Sander Pereboom, a 37-year-old farmer.