Farmers blocking Berlin roads in protest against government policies

Thousands of tractors are expected in the German capital as farmers take a stand against what they say are overly restrictive regulations.

Farmers parked at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin (Michael Sohn/AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

Thousands of farmers have descended upon Berlin from the countryside with their tractors, gathering at the capital’s landmark Brandenburg Gate and blocking traffic in protest against the German government’s agricultural policies.