Farmers in Paris blocked highways in France due to their protest against high costs and poverty-stricken income levels for agricultural producers.
Farmers say they are not paid enough, are stifled by taxes and green rules and face unfair competition from abroad.
The protests have been largely peaceful so far — though French farmers have sprinkled liquid fertilizer on local prefectural buildings and set tires on fire — and Paris police on Thursday arrested 79 people at the giant Rongis food market.
Police said those arrested entered a storage site, causing some unspecified damage inside.
La Voie du Nord newspaper said that French farmers closed several roads on their borders.
In another move to try to calm farmers' anger, the Ministry of Agriculture announced additional aid worth 230 million euros for wine producers.
The European Commission proposed further steps demanded by farmers, including limiting agricultural imports from Ukraine.
In a move to try to calm farmers' anger, the Ministry of Agriculture announced additional aid worth 230 million euros for wine producers.
The Commission also proposed that farmers be exempted for 2024 from the requirement to maintain a minimum share of their land fallow while continuing to receive EU subsidies - another demand from farmers.