Angry French winemakers attack Spanish lorries, block depot
Tension is rising in southern France after winemakers staged a day of action, emptying at least one tanker of Spanish wine and blocking a depot used by the wine subsidiary of Carrefour supermarket.
▪ Sixty protesters block supermarket-owned depot near Nîmes
▪They then attacked a tanker suspected of carrying Spanish wine
▪Protesters claiming allegiance to militant group CRAV – or CAV – dump Spanish wine in shopping centre car park
Several protests took place in France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region on Tuesday (17 January) against cheap Spanish wine imports.