By Colin Shea
On Tuesday, for the second time in only five weeks, Berlin was flooded with farmers from throughout Germany who came to the capital city to protest the federal government’s new agricultural package.
The demonstrations stem from the Land schafft Verbindung movement, a coalition of more than 30,000 German farmers that sprouted in protest as soon as the regulations were announced.
We spoke with Christoph Plass, co-organizer of the demonstration, and Malte Voigts, a farmer from Kremmen to find out what they think about Germany’s proposed regulations. We also hear from Federal Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner who spent nearly two hours addressing demonstrators at Tuesday’s protest.