Water Cannons Force Tractor to Reverse During Brussels Farmers' Protest

Police used water cannons to force a tractor to retreat as protesting farmers clashed with authorities in Brussels on Monday, February 26, the same day the European Union’s agriculture ministers gathered for a meeting in the city.

Footage recorded by Marc Tilley showed a tractor driving toward a police barricade. The police aim water cannons at the tractor, forcing it to reverse. Other footage showed tires being burned and roads near the ministry covered in hay.

Farmers across Europe have been protesting against what they see as onerous EU reforms and unfair prices, and against imports from non-EU countries. Credit: Marc Tilley via Storyful

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