Protests by French farmers have entered their fourth day and spread further south despite the government unveiling a €600m (£422m) emergency aid package.

The measures have been greeted with a mixed reaction, with some farmers agreeing to stop their blockades as a result, while others said they would step up action.

France’s second city, Lyon, became the target on Wednesday night (22 July) and demonstrators have threatened action further south around the Clermont-Ferrand area on Thursday (23 July).

See also: French farmer protests win €600m of government aid

The farmers have hit a wide range of targets since they embarked on their campaign at the weekend, with their actions getting increasingly dramatic as the week has progressed.

Here are seven pictures that sum up the past few days.

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Tyre-d of low prices… Farmers dumped tyres and waste in front of the Lactalis dairy factory in Bouvron, near Nantes, on Wednesday (22 July).

French farmer protests

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Road block… Protesters used tractors, tyres and supermarket trolleys to block the A6 motorway at the northern entrance to Lyon, which is one of the key arteries to the southern regions.

French farmer protests

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All fired up… Farmers set bales and tyres on fire as they blockaded the road between Morlaix and Brest.

French farmer protests

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Sight-seeing with a difference… Tourists visiting Mont St-Michel – one of France’s most popular tourist destinations – were forced to weave their way around muck heaps and tractors to access the World Heritage Site.

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Feeling the heat… Pallets were set alight outside a supermarket near Qwimper in western France. Other retailers had their trolleys filled with manure.

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Consumer caution… A young farmer from Landes region put tape and stickers reading “meat from nowhere” on food in a supermarket in Mont-de-Marsan in a bid to raise consumer awareness of cheap imports.

Pigs in supermarket during French farmer protests

Sows in supermarkets… Farmers herded pigs into three supermarkets in the Agen area of south-western France. This picture was kindly supplied by TV and radio reporter Brice Bachon (@bricebachon)