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French farmers vow to continue protesting despite the government’s offer of concessions

Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — French farmers have threatened to converge on Paris in the coming days to show their anger. Traffic barricades across the country have only been partially lifted Saturday. The government announced a series of measures Friday but the farmers say these do not fully address their demands. The farmers want better remuneration for their produce, less red tape and protection against cheap imports. The protest has spread in recent days across the country. Protesters are using their tractors to shut down long stretches of roads and slow traffic. Highway operator Vinci Autoroutes said one major highway heading through southern France is still closed Saturday, but the main route to Spain has been reopened.

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