Fevered Farmers

Armed with banners and belligerence, some 40,000 European farmers marched on the seat of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. Contending that trade agreements would slash a source of their livelihoods, government subsidies, the farmers burned effigies of the principal U.S. and European trade negotiators. A smaller, satellite protest pelted police with a fusillade of cobblestones, paint and eggs -- the last presumably a product of those beloved subsidies.


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