Last night while having a delicious pot-au-feu and a glass of Red wine, I watched on Belgian television, La Deux, reports on Red Riots in Brittany. The Red Riots have been going on since last week. The farmers, food industry workers, hauliers and fishermen gathered in Quimper, the picturesque medieval town with a distinctive Breton character, to proteste against a deeply unpopular “ecotax” on heavy goods vehicles.
The ecotax makes the prices of various products, such as tomatoes, go up, making them hard to sell in France. The protestors were wearing striking Red caps, the symbol of protests in Brittany.