Two hundred angry wine growers in southern France demonstrated on Wednesday (26 February) against what they called "the ruinous importation of Italian wine".
GV PAN Demonstrators gather at roadside and stop traffic
SV AND GV Demonstrators stop vehicles on road (2 shots)
GV Demonstrators surround wine-tanker transporters (2 shots)
GV Demonstrators dispersing
GV Italian Consulate with riot police and demonstrators outside
SV Demonstrators inside Consulate grounds waving flags through gate (2 shots)
GV Demonstrators outside Consulate as other wave flags through gate (2 shots)
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Background: Two hundred angry wine growers in southern France demonstrated on Wednesday (26 February) against what they called "the ruinous importation of Italian wine".
They converged on Montpelier and stopped traffic on the outskirts of the town to draw attention to their grievance.
The highlight of the demonstration came with the occupation of the Italian Consulate in montpelier. A small group of demonstrators locked themselves into the Cancellate for two hours, throwing all the papers they found there out of the windows before leaving.