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French sheep take on Agricultural Minister ‘Baaah’-rnier

Approximately 2,500 sheep took to the streets of Marseille, in southern France, on Nov. 9 as part of a demonstration of breeders and shepherds who are protesting the crisis in the ovine sector and demanding more government assistance. The banner reads:”Barnier, go to the end …; Sarko, think about us!!” (Michel Barnier is France’s agricultural ...

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Approximately 2,500 sheep took to the streets of Marseille, in southern France, on Nov. 9 as part of a demonstration of breeders and shepherds who are protesting the crisis in the ovine sector and demanding more government assistance.

The banner reads:”Barnier, go to the end …; Sarko, think about us!!” (Michel Barnier is France’s agricultural minister, and Sarko, of course, refers to President Nicolas Sarkozy.)

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. @pjaroonFP

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