Editor’s Note: This is just a small drop of the protests by Farmers across Italy today. On Tuesday they hope to convince the Government to withdraw its plan to impose taxes for truck diesel upon agricultural diesel, a thing which would cause commercial agriculture to collapse. The same scheme is being used in France and Germany, where protests have raged about this the entire month of January.
Shock has run though the Italian political class. Giorgia Meloni has withdrawn the proposal to impose higher taxes upon small businesses and farmers, probably because she rules by such a small margin in Parliament, she cannot avoid defections.
Meanwhile, the Meloni government is hastily deploying Police everywhere to prevent the Farmers from entering the highways and shutting down commerce the length of Italy. Protests became violent, as can be seen here: