The Dutch Prime Minister condemned a violent protest by farmers who oppose the country’s recently-approved proposal to curb emissions of certain pollutants, including ammonia and nitrogen oxide, by 50% by 2030. The agricultural sector has voiced its anger claiming that the move could require farmers to use less fertilizer, causing them to reduce their livestock numbers and even force some farms to shut. During the multi-day protest, protestors confronted the Dutch Finance Minister with torches, set off fireworks outside the Agriculture Minister’s home, spread manure on streets, blocked highways, torched bales of hay, and attacked a police car. The Dutch National Police have fined dozens of protestors.