Farmers protest at Green Party event with Ricarda Lang

DFarmers gathered to protest at an internal party event with Green Party federal leader Ricarda Lang on Saturday in Magdeburg. According to police, around 90 tractors and other vehicles had blocked the main road in the Buckau district by the time the event began in the late afternoon. It had to be closed to traffic.

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Around 200 participants were there. They parked their machines around the venue and lit fires. After Lang’s arrival there were shouts of “Boo!” and a concert of horns, and some also shouted “We’re fed up!” Lang then sought to talk to some farmers, said a police spokeswoman.

When the Green Party leader wanted to leave in the evening, some farmers blocked the way, a police spokeswoman said in the evening. The police had to intervene. Ricarda Lang was never in danger. There were no arrests.

Tractors block a road on the edge of the event

Tractors block a road on the edge of the event

Source: dpa/Simon Kremer

There have recently been several violent protests against the Greens. In mid-February, Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) was welcomed in Nuremberg with a loud whistle concert and chants of “Get out!” Lang was whistled at, insulted and prevented from leaving an event in Schorndorf near Stuttgart.

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