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British farmers have vowed to repeat the French and stage mass tractor protests over grocery store costs and meals imports.

It comes after a gaggle of round 40 tractors staged a protest round Dover earlier this week.

It was reported {that a} group of Kent farmers are as a consequence of meet quickly to debate whether or not additional motion can be taken.

There are considerations they could copy the French and try to shut the nation down with mass tractor blockades, regardless that one farmer says it might not be attainable to focus on London.

Speaking to the Guardian, organiser of Friday’s protest in Dover Andrew Gibson stated: “We’ve had support from all around the country.

“There will be other groups like us and they will make their presence felt – around the docks, around supermarket distribution centres.

“I don’t think we’re getting into London, because we’d get shooed out pretty quickly, but I think we’d like to do that.”

Friday’s protest close to one of many UK’s key ports was caused as a result of farmers have been offended about lamb from New Zealand and tariff-free wheat coming into the UK from Ukraine.

The risk of a mass protest by farmers has raised fears that the UK may even see its personal model of the tractor blockade that threatened Paris. The protest, over working situations and crimson tape, concerned the disruption of motorways.

What’s extra, farmers from the Confederation Paysanne Union additionally blocked the entrances to distribution hubs from Aldi and Lidl.

Speaking in regards to the techniques, an unnamed spokesperson instructed French information community BFM TV: “We want to blockade the logistics platforms to demand a better sharing of added value, as supermarkets made big profits in the last half of the year, and we never saw any of it.

“We’re asking them to increase our prices without passing them on to the consumer, to reduce their margins in fact. We will stay as long as necessary.”

President of the National Farming Union Minette Batters stated of the protests: “British farmers have the greatest sympathy for our farming colleagues across Europe who are facing huge challenges and uncertainty.

“Here in the UK, we share their concern. Two years of unsustainably high production costs are putting farming families under mounting pressure. At the same time, recent flooding has devastated farmland meaning that thousands of pounds have simply been washed away as crops are destroyed.”