Farmers want to demonstrate against the federal government's savings plans with dozens of tractors on Saturday evening in Hermeskeil (Trier-Saarburg district). “We are expecting more than 200 vehicles,” said the Trier police on the X platform. The tractors set off from Nonnweiler in Saarland and Osburg.
"The vehicles drive in a convoy. If you catch up with them, please stay behind them," wrote the police, referring to the other road users. "Take your time and don't overtake. This is purely for everyone's road safety." In Hermeskeil, farmers want to gather on the inner-city ring and hold a rally in front of the city's town hall.
On Friday evening, farmers around Koblenz demonstrated with more than 1,000 tractors against the federal government's savings plans.
For days, farmers in various German cities have been protesting against the planned cancellation of tax breaks by the traffic light coalition. They fear significant additional costs if the subsidy for agricultural diesel ceases and vehicle tax has to be paid for tractors in the future. Agricultural and forestry vehicles are currently exempt from vehicle tax. Farmers currently only pay around half the tax rate for agricultural diesel.
Message from the police from the afternoon Trier police on platform X