• Access to city airports set to be blocked by demonstrators
  • Police urge travelers to use trains, buses, metro instead

Police asked travelers to keep off the roads in and around Paris from before sunrise on Thursday as farmers plan to blockade the French capital to demand higher prices for their produce.

Access roads to the city’s airports and the streets around train stations will be completely shut or heavily jammed by more than 1,000 tractors, the police authority said on its web site, listing the anticipated roadblocks.

Farmers from across France are expected to descend on Paris from 6 a.m. local time and protesters aim to cause “very major slowdowns” on most of the city’s ring road, according to the farm union FNSEA. Farmers will gather for a protest rally at Place de la Nation in the east of Paris and some tractors will to head to the National Assembly.

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