NDDL: the rally of opponents enameled clashes

The peaceful rally of support for the expelled occupants took place on Sunday in the Zad of Notre-Dame-des-Landes in a relative calm, enamelled of some clashes in the morning, then at the end of the afternoon. 19659002] According to the prefecture of Loire-Atlantique about 4,000 people were present Sunday afternoon throughout the area, at the height of the rally, mostly west of the D81 where it took place in the mud and the good mood. The Zadists have announced "15,000 to 20,000 people," in a statement.

At the farm Bellevue, protesters have picnicked on large logs, in a country atmosphere, dancing to the sound of biniou and Jew's harp. On the "Wardine" side, near the D81, food stalls lined the Suez road, while an improvised "camping" had been set up with several tents.

A 64-year-old man, a regular at the Zad , explained to have come "to show them that we are here and we will be here tomorrow". "The cops are not going to stay for six months, the cabins are going to be rebuilt."

This moment of calm followed a more agitated end of the morning. For two hours, about 300 people, including rockets and Molotov cocktail, have indeed tried to force the barrage of police on the D81, to rebuild the squats destroyed since Monday, at the is from this road.

The gendarmes repulsed them with tear gas grenades and désencclement. At least three protesters were arrested during the day during the clashes, according to the police. Three gendarmes were wounded and one of them, reached by "an improvised explosive device", was taken to the Nantes University Hospital.

– A frame, to rebuild –

If the coordination of the opponents had called At a peaceful rally in support of the expelled, some supporters of the zadists had made a call to come and rebuild the squats destroyed.

"The goal is: no reconstruction", however warned the General Richard Lizurey, Director General of the National Gendarmerie.

Protesters nonetheless symbolically transported a framework across the fields in the late afternoon to rebuild the former "Gourbi", an iconic place of life destroyed by the operations at the beginning of the week.

But arrived on the spot, they were repulsed by the police and continued carrying their framework in the Zad at the end of the day, using distress flares and cocktails Molotov against gendarmes, who responded with their teargas grenades and désencclement. At least two other protesters were arrested during the clashes, an AFP photographer found.

Another structure, originally intended for the Gourbi and destined to become a meeting place, was under construction. in Wardine, outside the area of ​​expulsions.

– "It takes time" –

The State has called on the occupants of the Zad, expelled or not, to regularize their situation before 23 April in declaring their name, their agricultural project and the parcels concerned.

"I have never worked with a pistol on the temple, we have never asked a farmer to set up a project in six or two months, it takes time," he said on Sunday. A press point in Bellevue, Dominique Fresneau, Co-President of Acipa, the historical association of opponents.

Acipa demanded that violence cease "on both sides". "Every day of violence that goes on at NDDL, it's weeks before we can get back around the table," Fresneau said.

The operation to expel illegal occupants from the Zad began Monday and in three days 29 squats were destroyed. 2,500 gendarmes are mobilized. "We will adapt the volume of forces to the needs of the maintenance of order, the objective is to keep the time it will take," said General Lizurey.

Since Thursday, the operations of clearing and maintenance of the order continues, at the rate of clashes with the support of more and more numerous zadists, including black-blocks.

On the 7th day of the operation, the situation seems actually more complex than it does. was in the beginning for law enforcement and, in the short term, no issue is looming on the horizon.

The gendarmes should stay three weeks to one month on the spot, to clear the plots, guarantee the free traffic on D281 (the former "baffling road") and D81 and to prevent any illegal reoccupation.

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NDDL: First clashes on the Zad before the opposition rally

Clashes erupted late Sunday morning on the Zad of Notre-Dame-des-Landes, where a rally to support the occupants expelled during the week by security forces was held at noon. AFP journalists

Major gendarmes roadblocks were installed on the main access roads and entry was only possible after a search of the bags.

A portion of the D81, where a gendarmerie operation is underway to remove barricades installed Saturday by the zadistes, is also prohibited, forcing the demonstrators to take the roundabout routes to go to the site of the gathering, Suez Road, southwest of the

Not far from the meeting place, at the intersection of the Suez road and the D81, the gendarmes pushed back shortly after 11:00 am demonstrators "hostile, see very hostile harassing the police" and try to pass west towards the squats destroyed at the beginning of the week, according to the gendarmerie.

 Clash between police and zadistes in Notre-Dame-des-Landes Sunday, April 15, 2018 (AFP - Damien MEYER)

Clash between police and zadistes in Notre-Dame-des-Landes Sunday, April 15, 2018 (AFP – Damien MEYER)

The stone jets and glass bottles of protesters, gendarmes responded with tear gas, noted a journalist AFP

If the opposition's coordination called for a pacifist rally to support the expellees, Zadists had also called for the rebuilding of the destroyed squats.

Meanwhile the support for the expelled, equipped with rain gear and boots, flocked to the place of the demonstration, found AFP.

"Today, the government is actually trying to prevent by all means that support from everywhere in France and Eu Europe can access the Zad or gather there, "said the zadists in a statement.

Patrick, from Charente-Maritime, came to protest with his wife. "People who have been there for 10 years on the land, you have to give them a chance.When we start talking, we go all the way," he told an AFP journalist. [19659002] The state has called on the Zad occupiers, expelled or not, to regularize their situation before 23 April. "They are simply asked at this stage to declare their name, to declare the agricultural project they wish to develop and to specify the plots on which they wish to implement it so that the State (…) can instruct them. requests, "said Friday the prefers of the Pays de la Loire Nicole Klein.

The expulsion of illegal occupants from the ZAD began on Monday with 2,500 gendarmes, bailiffs and construction equipment, and 29 squats were destroyed in three days.

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Sixth day of clashes in Notre-Dame-des-Landes

The clashes resumed Saturday morning at the ZAD Notre-Dame-des-Landes where hundreds of opponents have in particular delivered barricades where the gendarmes have been trying to dismantle them, the day after a surprise visit. of the Prime Minister, according to AFP journalists

The gendarmes were not responding with tear gas and stun grenades at the firing of rockets of the opponents. A drone flew over the area.

There were at least three wooden barricades or rebuilt tires on the D81, one of which was inflamed.

A helicopter overflight in the night allowed to observe four barricades on this road . "A clearance operation was launched around 07:00 this morning with two armored vehicles in the lead and some squadrons.The barricades were not held and not trapped", according to the gendarmerie.

The police were fired a shot Molotov cocktail and acid spray on the "Suez Road" and fought back with tear gas. There were no casualties.

The medical team of zadistes evoked, for its part, a dozen wounded in their ranks.

While it was 250 at the beginning of the week, the number of opponents rose to 700 Thursday night, according to General Richard Lizurey, director general of the gendarmerie.

 Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (left) and Interior Minister Gérard Collomb (2nd from right) visit the gendarmes mobilized at Notre-Dame-des-Landes on April 13, 2018 (AFP / Archives - Franck Dubray)

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (left) and Interior Minister Gerard Collomb (2nd from right) visit the gendarmes mobilized at Notre-Dame-des-Landes on April 13, 2018 (AFP / Archives – Franck Dubray)

"We had 700 people in front of us, including extremely violent people, the ultra-left, some + black blocks + are present here.The only goal is to break, to break the police, to hurt, to attack, to vandalize, "he regretted Friday morning.

During a surprise visit to the gendarmes Friday, Edouard Philippe warned against any reoccupation of the evacuated sites while keeping the extended hand to the zadistes who accept the process of regularization.

Doing the po Regarding the expulsions started on Monday, Édouard Philippe declared that "the set of objectives that we had set ourselves was reached: 29 squats (out of 96) were deconstructed and their occupants expelled".

NDDL: more violent clashes on the second day of the evictions

Violent clashes erupted Tuesday between the occupants of the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes and the police who started the destruction of places of life or agricultural projects sometimes implanted for a long time on the

Monday, the first day of the operation, "they (the gendarmes, ed) destroyed the sheepfold of the 100 names.Today, they are attacking other agricultural places, they attack all agricultural projects contrary to what they said, "said Sarah, expelled Monday from the locality" The 100 names. "

" If tonight, the prefecture does not withdraw its troops, this is the general mobilization, "announced the" historic "farmer Julien Durand, spokesperson for the main association of opponents of the former airport project.

On the second day of this massive operation to dislodge the occupants , nearly three months after the abandonment of the airport project, the clashes have hardened with "at the height of the day" in front of gendarmes "350 violent opponents, equipped and determined to confront," according to the boss of the gendarmerie, General Richard Lizurey, on BFM.

 Notre-Dame-des- Landes (AFP - Paul DEFOSSEUX)

Our Lady of the Landes (AFP – Paul DEFOSSEUX)

Ten gendarmes and one opponent were wounded, according to the prefect of the Pays de la Loire region Nicole Klein. According to the medical team of zadistes, about 30 opponents were injured, including two serious injuries hospitalized.

The clashes began around 07H30, a little over an hour after the resumption of operations. In the early evening, clashes continued near the D281, the Black Fosses, with continuous fire of tear gas, found a journalist from AFP. The "100 names", destroyed on Monday, twenty zadistes recovered what could be in the debris of their home: photos, linen, books, furniture, etc.

The intervention could "last until the end of the week, "said Interior Minister Gérard Collomb.

-" Destroy All "-

" There are people who were not there to refuse the construction of an airport but to refuse all the rules of life in society, or at least of life in society and in a state of law ", declared the Prime Minister Edouard Philippe at the end of the day.

" We want to recover the grounds for that agricultural projects can develop there, we do it with a lot of control in the use of force but also with a lot of resolution, a lot of firmness ", he said.

January 17, when he ended the airport project at Notre-Dame-des-Landes, he undertook to eradicate the "zone of not right "that constituted the Zad.

At a press point in Nantes at 17:00 Nicole Klein assured Tuesday that there would be" no total evacuation "of the Zad, stating:" we do not touch not to the frame ". "We only took care of the squats, which were boards".

The stated goal is "30 to 40" sites to dismantle, she said. "We'll go that far, unless there's a change of purpose."

"For me, the negotiation can only continue, it's not a + tabula rasa +", she said. said at the press point, reaffirming that the hand of the state remained tense. "The dialogue is not interrupted at all, it will resume, I hope, as quickly as it will be possible," she told AFP.

The Minister of the Interior recalled having given to the security forces "the greatest restraint". "We do not want a Rémi Fraisse (a young man killed by an offensive grenade during clashes in Sivens in 2014, ed)," he said.

In the early afternoon Tuesday, some fifteen "vigilant" tractors have arrived in the area to surround the Black Fossils, an emblematic place in the ZAD where several agricultural projects have settled, including bakery and brewer activities declared to the MSA as peasant farmers.

"They (the gendarmes) continue to want to destroy everything.Tractors vigilant are there to protect all places of life," said to AFP Cyril Bouligand, member of Copain 44, collective of agricultural organizations.

This large-scale operation plans to expel anyone who has not regularized its situation by declaring new individual agricultural projects.

The police will be deployed "time to ensure that the stabilization phase is well started, "which e "the deconstruction takes place and that the clearing of this zone is implemented", insisted the general Lizurey.

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Notre-Dame-des-Landes: clashes during the eviction operation

At dawn in Notre-Dame-des-Landes (Loire Atlantique), security forces launched a massive operation to expel illegal occupants from the ZAD, which resulted in clashes. announces more "complicated" the next days.

"The more it will go, the more it will be complicated", judged the prefect of the Pays de la Loire Nicole Klein. "We made the simplest," she added after the first day of an intervention that mobilized 2,500 gendarmes.

Operations, interrupted at 18:00 according to her, will resume Tuesday at 06H00 , according to the gendarmerie. The gendarmes fired tear gas canisters, according to an AFP journalist.

"The afternoon ends in a grove asphyxiated by tear gas after already long hours of resistance to the destruction of ZAD habitats and farms, "lamented the occupation movement.

" At least nine collective living spaces have perished, with their various special habitats broken, their workshops crumbled, their gardens trampled ", according to his own balance sheet

– "To obstruct" –

The zadistes intend to "prevent" the police from continuing their intervention and "take root" on the spot. They call "all those who can go on the spot from dawn" Tuesday "to obstruct them."

The intervention that began at 06:00, focused on the surroundings of the D281, the ex-route "baffles."

The accesses had been blocked by the mobile gendarmes from 03H00. Images provided by the military show a squadron gendarmerie clearing the road littered with burnt tires, wrecked cars and topped with barricades on fire.

Clashes erupted half an hour after the start of the operation between zadistes and mobile gendarmes at a place called "The black pits", southwest of the D281. A dozen "watchful" tractors barred the road, as well as haystacks and electric poles.

In the middle of the morning, construction machines arrived on the D281. The mirador and the tent of the "Angry Lama" were destroyed by two diggers.

A little later, it is the squat of the "100 names" whose residents have been expelled. The gendarmes had to dislodge dozens of zadistes come to oppose peacefully with the destruction of the place, found the AFP.

"the 100 names did not deposit an agricultural project", declared the prefect, also ensuring that only the precarious facilities would be destroyed and "nothing that is hard."

The destruction of this place is "useless", replied a group of elected anti-airport. It "may be fraught with consequences."

The Acipa, the main association of opponents of the former airport project, and rather moderate, spoke of "red line crossed" after the destruction of " 100 names ", place of life which" carried a real agricultural project, a solid and perennial project ". They called their supporters to "come in numbers" protest Tuesday on the ZAD.

13 squats dismantled –

At 15:30, 13 squats were "treated" and ten people were expelled according to a report of the Ministry of the Interior. Interior. Seven people were arrested and placed in police custody. One policeman was slightly wounded.

Six of the seven persons arrested were in the same vehicle, in possession of narcotics and firecrackers. The seventh is a minor arrested as early as 5:30 am in particular for the throw of a pavement.

The prefect explained that the objective of dismantling a "quarantine squats" out of 97 was "almost reached". Nine ushers are on site, she said.

The aerial flight of the area was banned until next Friday.

Demonstrations were taking place Monday night in Nantes, Rennes and other cities from France to protest the intervention on the ZAD.

The large-scale operation launched on Monday morning plans to expel anyone who has not regularized its situation by declaring new individual agricultural projects.

Almost all of the estimated 250 local zadis do not have it in fact, preferring collective management of the territory and the possibility of carrying out non-agricultural projects.

On January 17, by putting an end to the airport project, Prime Minister Édouard Philippe promised to eradicate the "no right zone" "

The evacuation operation started on Monday is the first of magnitude since the" Operation César "in the fall of 2012, which had turned into a fiasco despite the mobilization of more than a thousand gendarmes and police officers. .

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