Farmers across Germany have risen up against their government’s globalist agenda by bringing the country to a standstill with massive nationwide protests.
On Monday, German patriots have been flooding the streets in solidarity with farmers, who are blocking major streets and highways with tractors and trucks.
The protests have sent shockwaves throughout the country.
The uprising has come in response to the globalist policies of the government of Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
The farmers are warning that the policies, which serve the World Economic Forum (WEF) and United Nations (UN) rather than the taxpaying public, threaten the very existence of the agriculture industry.
Farmers groups launched their planned week-long action to protest against the leftist coalition government’s plans to increase taxes on diesel fuel and eliminate the car tax exemption for farmers in addition to making deep cuts on the subsidies for the farming sector.
The proposed tax increases and funding cuts came as the government attempted to fill a 17-billion-euro ($18.6-billion) hole in the budget for 2024.
Although the government was willing to seek to raise more money off the backs of German farmers, it was not willing to make any cuts in aid to Ukraine.
Germany is set to double its funding of the endless Ukraine-Russian war to eight billion euros this year.
Ahead of the planned week of protests from farmers, the government said that it would be willing to walk back some of the farming subsidy cuts and re-organize the tax increases over the next three years.
However, the German Farmers’ Association (DBV) said that such moves would be insufficient to stave off the economic disaster facing many farmers throughout the country.
The nationwide protest on Monday has seen tractors shut down entrances to motorways, bridges, and tunnels in various states across Germany.
According to broadcaster NTV, the farmers have closed access points to entire cities in the state of Brandenburg.
The shutdown includes the urban area of Brandenburg an der Havel and Cottbus.
In Berlin, police reported that at least 566 tractors, as well as cars, trucks, and vans, descended upon the city.
The vehicles have been blocking the Street of June 17th between the Victory Column and the Brandenburg Gate.
A candlelight vigil will be held at the Brandenburg Gate later in the evening.
Production was also halted at a Volkswagen factory in Emden on Monday.
Tractors were able to block off access roads around the plant, preventing employees from getting to work.
🇩🇪 The German farmers have successfully blocked dozens of highways with the help of the German truckers.
This is my view up on a tractor on the A2 – Europe’s busiest highway.
I’m blown away. History in the making. pic.twitter.com/td4XkNACQf
— Eva Vlaardingerbroek (@EvaVlaar) January 8, 2024
In a statement, the German Farmer’s Association President Joachim Rukwied said that the government was “depriving agriculture of its future viability.”
Rukwied said that the combination of rising energy costs — a result of years of green agenda policies combined with the war in Ukraine — and the proposed subsidy cuts and tax hikes would see the average farmer in Germany lose at least a third of their income.
The Farmer’s Association chief went on to dispute the government’s claims that it was short of money.
Rukwied argues that the bloated government in Berlin has a spending problem rather than an income problem and urges that the government should seek to make cuts in other areas.
He went on to say that the “planned tax increases were the last straw” for the farmers, whose businesses are “dying in installments.”
Meanwhile, the Green Party Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck — who was personally protested against by hundreds of farmers last week — has criticized the farmer protest.
On Friday, a government spokesman warned that supposed “far-right” elements would seek to use the demonstrations for their own benefit.
Alexander Dobrindt, the chairman of the Christian Social Union of Bavaria (CSU) in the Bundestag parliament, said that the protests were both legitimate and justified, arguing that they were the inevitable result of the failures of the left-wing government of Olaf Scholz.
Dobrindt continued by declaring: “The farmers have our support for this protest.”
The populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) has also backed the protest movement.
The farmer protests in Germany follow the example set by their counterparts in the Netherlands.
Rutte sought to shut down thousands of farms in order to comply with the WEF’s green agenda.
The large-scale movement in the Netherlands translated into political success, with the party associated with the protests, the BoerBurgerBeweging (Farmer-Citizen Movement), becoming the largest regional party and the largest power in the Senate after last spring’s regional elections.
The party is currently in negotiations with populist leader Geert Wilders to enter into a coalition government.
Wilders is expected to be the next prime minister.