Dutch police confirmed on July 5 that officers in the northern part of the country fired both warning—and then targeted—shots at a tractor taking part in a protest against climate mandates.
Police say the tractor was driving toward officers and their vehicles—but activists say footage of the incident tells a different story.
The mandated restrictions on nitrogen greenhouse gas emissions are expected to slash livestock numbers and shutter farms across the Netherlands.
Both NoorderNieuws and a Telegram channel used by protesters report the shots were fired in or near Heerenveen, a town in the northern Dutch province of Friesland.
The incident occurred near the entrance to a highway, the A32.
Law enforcement subsequently fired warnings and target shots, according to the post.
A Dutch investigative body, the Rijksrecherche, will issue a report on the incident, according to a third post on Twitter from law enforcement.
It appears to be following another tractor a few seconds ahead of it along a curving road, away from officers and vehicles visible in the frame.
The Epoch Times has reached out to Politie Fryslan for comment.