Taxis and farmers disrupting traffic

Taxi protest continues in Paris, while farmers are blocking roads in the north-west of France

27 January 2016

TRAFFIC remains disrupted in parts of Paris today as taxi drivers continue their protest - while some roads in Brittany and Normandy are blocked in a separate protest by farmers.

The Paris préfecture de police is advising drivers to avoid the Porte Maillot, a major interchange to the west of the capital, which was gridlocked by taxis overnight, and to allow plenty of time to reach Charles de Gaulle or Orly airport if you have a flight to catch.

The access road from the A1 motorway to Charles de Gaulle airport was blocked on Wednesday morning. Roadblocks have reportedly also been put up around Toulouse and Marseille airports and the taxi demonstrations continue in Lille and Bordeaux as well.

It is reported that some drivers from the regional protests have headed to the capital today, including about 100 Niçois taxis.

Meanwhile, in Brittany, farmers are threatening to block major roads in a protest about falling prices and worsening living conditions.

The first blockade was on the RN12, and others are planned on the main Routes Nationales in the region, as well as the A84 from Rennes to Caen. The protest has also spread to parts of Normandy and the Pays de la Loire.

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