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French farmers dump manure outside Macron MP’s office

Paris: French farmers protesting against a trade deal with Canada dumped manure overnight outside the office of their local MP, a politician from President Emmanuel Macron's LREM party.

It's the latest example of protesters vandalising LREM offices to voice their discontent.

Monique Iborra, an MP for Haute-Garonne in south-western France, wrote about the damage to her office on Twitter on Friday.

The FDSEA farmers' trade union claimed responsibility on their Facebook page.

"Two tonnes of manure outside a building where there are also doctors, dentists and other professions which receive members of the public – it's irresponsible as well as futile," wrote Iborra.

Anti-government protests have ignited again after the French Parliament approved the CETA trade deal, which opponents say undermines the EU's social and ecological regulations by importing products made under conditions that would not be allowed in Europe.

Last month, the office of Romain Grau was set on fire during anti-government "Yellow Vests" protests, while those of Stanislas Guerini and Carole Bureau-Bonnard were also vandalised.

Reuters

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