The Dutch farmers described the first part of discussions with Prime Minister Mark Rutte as “disappointing,” and some have vowed to take “much stronger” measures after the meeting.
On Friday, the first round of discussions took place in Utrecht between large farming groups, including LTO, which represents about 35,000 farmers, and the world government of the Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his specifically chosen “mediator”, Johan Remkes, the former deputy prime minister.
According to the public newscaster RTV Drenthe, Rutte apologized to the farmers for causing “considerable uncertainty” over the so-called “nitrogen card,” detailing the areas where farming would be halted because of the scheme of the EU-based ‘wildlife protection’ that the Dutch government used to back up its intentions to reduce nitrogen emissions by half by 2030.
According to the plan, as much as 30 percent of farms may be shut down, which some claim is simply a state attempt to acquire property that has been privately owned for generations.
Despite acknowledging that the government’s map was incorrect and created “misunderstandings” among the farmers, the globalist prime minister still refused to back down from the 2030 goals, much to the frustration of farming groups.
“A lot of emotions and great concerns” were on display in the meeting, according to Rutte, who called it “an open discussion.”
On August 5th, 2022, Mark Rutte, the prime minister of the Netherlands, speaks to reporters after a meeting with farmers’ organizations in Utrecht about the plans to reduce nitrogen emissions in the country by reducing livestock and shutting down farms.
Farmers, however, were far more blunt in expressing their frustration with the meeting.
“I expect there will be a beautiful, positive action on Saturday,” said Bart Kemp, an Ede farmer who told regional public newscaster Omroep Gelderlan: “Tractors and farmers giving out goods will be there. I also anticipate more robust actions.”
“If I get a little taste of the mood, I feel you can prepare for the hardest actions FDF has ever taken… We’re not going to dwell on it, but we will certainly escalate,” says Farmers Defense Force’s Mark van den Oever.
Farmers were also seen setting fire to bales of hay on roads throughout the country, as well as piling waste on roads to act as makeshift roadblocks, before and after Friday’s meeting. The demonstrations, which have been ongoing for three months now, have witnessed farmers use tractors to obstruct important infrastructure such as airports.