Farmers in the Netherlands arrested while protesting greenhouse gas regulations
Dozens of farmers taking part in protests were arrested in Amsterdam Wednesday.
Farmers in the Netherlands are continuing to protest government efforts to limit protein in animal feed. The country’s agriculture ministry claims reducing protein will lower nitrogen oxide emissions from animals and help reduce global warming. Farmers say reducing the protein in feed will not be good for animal welfare.
Foreign media reports say the protesters are also critical of the government for targeting farmers while ignoring other sectors of the economy as they push for stricter controls on greenhouse gases.
Police say the farmers were arrested at a waste treatment plant for ignoring a ban on protests.
There have been ongoing protests in the Netherlands since February when farmers brought thousands of tractors to The Hague, blocking roads for days.