• Short Summary

    French farmers and wine growers blockaded all major motorways and railroad tracks across southwest France on May 20, causing severe traffic chaos at the French-Spanish border.

  • Description

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    GV Trucks lined up at Spanish-French border at Irun (2 shots)
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    GV Truck drivers sitting (4 shots)
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    SV Road signs pointing to French-Spanish border
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    4.
    GV Truck blocking road (5 shots)
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: French farmers and wine growers blockaded all major motorways and railroad tracks across southwest France on May 20, causing severe traffic chaos at the French-Spanish border. At the Spanish border town of Irun, hundreds of trucks were lined up, waiting for the end of the blockade. Congestion was also building up at the French side of the border, as Spanish farmers retaliated. The blockade was called to protest at what the farmers view as low prices, and to press their demand for government aid to boost farm income.

    On May 17, angry French farmers stopped 12 Spanish trucks carrying fruit and vegetables into France and dumped the contents on the road, to protest against the import of cheap foreign produce.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5BD5AEHF67FG9QE6QWG0JNUMC
    Media URN:
    VLVA5BD5AEHF67FG9QE6QWG0JNUMC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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