French Farmers Torch Tax Office as Bonnets Rouges Sentenced

In the first major trial of bonnets rouges accused of participating in the destruction of “ecotax” gantries in Brittany, eleven defendants were convicted and sentenced to between four and 18 months imprisonment and fines totaling a little more than €10,000.

, farmers in Brittany invaded the city of Morlaix, dumped their produce in big piles in the streets, set fire to the tax office, and blockaded the area to keep fire trucks from responding.

Here’s a link to a video of the torching in progress.