The meeting of the Minister of Ecological Transition François de Rugy in Gaillac as part of the campaign for the European elections, was disturbed by a hundred yellow vests, found several journalists on the spot.
The protesters sang songs hostile to the government and the President of the Republic, preventing the intervention of the minister on the theme "Europe ecology". "We're here, we're here," they also chanted.
François de Rugy came to meet LREM activists from Tarn at the invitation of MP Marie-Christine Verdier-Jouclas. According to the Dépêche du Midi, while the demonstrators were singing, LREM activists applauded the minister, candidate Gilles Boyer and the two deputies present.
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After an hour the Yellow Vests finally left the room, leaving the minister to complete his speech. He notably addressed the sensitive issue in Occitanie of the train of the primeurs, this train convoy which connects each night the station Saint-Charles of Perpignan to Rungis and which could be replaced at the end of June by trucks because of the obsolescence of the material.
"We can not accept that the SNCF can dictate a sudden change that can lead to a switch to the road," said François de Rugy, adding that he would put "everyone around the table" to avoid such a scenario .