Angry French famer block Champs-Elysees in pesticide protest


September 22, 2017

PARIS (AP) — Angry French farmers are blocking Paris' famed Champs-Elysees in a protest against the government's agricultural policy.

Sections of the normally pristine avenue were smothered in straw as about a hundred demonstrators brandished placards such as "Macron is killing farmers" and stopped morning traffic from passing Friday along the busy artery.

The farmers are angry, among other things, about President Emmanuel Macron's government's proposal to ban a controversial pesticide called glyphosate. The pesticide is thought to be carcinogenic.

To appease the demonstration, French Eco...

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