French farmers block motorways to Paris [in pictures]

French farmers were on Tuesday maintaining roadblocks on key highways into Paris for a second day, increasing pressure on the government for more concessions in an intensifying standoff.

The farmers have now staged over a week of protests, which have spread to the capital where tractors, hay bales and other objects have since Monday prevented motorists from entering Paris along several key routes.

There were 40 kilometres (25 miles) of traffic jams around the capital late morning Tuesday, according to monitoring site Sytadin.

Here is a collection of photos from some of the protests around the capital and further afield.

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