Friday, I covered the story of angry Londoners who pulled environmental activists who caused significant delays during the morning commute off the roof of a train in the city’s underground system.

Across the English Channel, hundreds of tractor-driving Dutch farmers poured into the town of De Bilt to protest government moves to rein in carbon and nitrogen emissions based on “climate change” policies.

Instead of just targeting carbon, the Netherlands’ eco-warriors are also going after nitrogen emissions.

It was the second major protest this month by Dutch farmers who say the government is unfairly targeting them as it seeks to slash emissions.

“They blame agriculture for everything at the moment because of nitrogen emissions,” said farmer Jans de Wilcher.

He added that “we as a sector store far more nitrogen than we produce. So we are actually helping the Dutch problem rather than making it worse — so why do we get the blame?”

Hundreds of drivers on tractors gathered in the central town of De Bilt to protest near the headquarters of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, which is responsible for measuring nitrogen emissions.

Many of have noticed the targeting of our ranchers and non-approved food producers in this country. The farmers in the Netherlands are also being targeted by their nation’s green justice policies.

Protesters say their industry is being unfairly singled out for nitrogen emissions that pollute the environment.

They also sought to counter the “negative image” farming and farmers have in the Netherlands.

“We are not animal abusers and environment polluters. We have a heart for our businesses,” organizers wrote on one of the protests’ websites.

The role of farming and sustainability has recently become a hot topic in Dutch politics.

“This is about our families, our future, the future of our children. It’s about our way of life,” sheep farmer and one of the protest’s organizers Bart Kemp told the crowd gathered in The Hague.

To date, the government has not taken steps against farmers, but at least one political party has suggested that the Netherlands move to reduce the number of live animals its farmers keep.

Another plan would grant financial aid to farmers who cease their operations or adopt more sustainable agriculture practices.

On social media, a Dutch social media analyst named Detgrim, has a rolling thread that covers the evolution of the farmers’ demonstrations and the public support it has received.

I hope that these EU “deplorables” will continue to robustly fight against the green justice warriors and the climate alarmist policies they wish to enact.

 
 
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