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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NDDL: vigil of weapon for zadistes and police of the order before the evictions

Helicopter flights and patrols on one side, calls for reinforcements and rallies on the other: gendarmes and zadistes sharpen their preparations this weekend before the expulsion operation of the occupants of the ZAD of Notre- Dame-des-Landes, announced as imminent, nearly three months after the abandonment of the airport project.

"It's calm before the storm," sums up Lucas, a "militant brewer" installed in the heart of the occupied area, which covers 1,650 hectares. But, "the stress begins to rise" because "we know they will put the package."

The operation, scheduled for the beginning of the week, must mobilize over several days twenty-five squadrons mobile gendarmerie, or about 2,500 soldiers. It plans to expel all those who have not regularized their situation, for example by declaring new individual agricultural projects.

Almost all the estimated 250 zadists on the spot did not do so, preferring collective management the territory and the possibility of conducting non-agricultural projects.

"All those who do not fall within the framework of the legality will have to leave the grounds quickly", repeated Sunday the Prime Minister, Édouard Philippe, in an interview

For its part, Acipa, the main association of opponents of the former airport project, called on the state "not to start the process of expulsions and violence" and to privilege "the dialogue".

 Notre-Dame-of-Landes (AFP - Simon MALFATTO)

Notre-Dame-of-Landes (AFP – Simon MALFATTO)

If the ZAD is not yet surrounded by law enforcement, several vehicles patrolled disc throughout the weekend in the surrounding communities, to prevent any introduction of fuel, hazardous materials or objects that can be used as weapons.

Helicopters also fly over the area, a usual scenario for several weeks. [19659002] It is a "flexible" device, "without checkpoints or fixed station", explains to AFP a source close to the file, considering that there is, for the moment, "no need to show us more "

The emblematic artery of the occupied zone, the" ex-chicane route ", cleared of its various obstacles and rehabilitated after the announcement of the abandonment of the airport, remained however, under close surveillance and closed to traffic

– "Return and rebuild" –

Opposites, the occupants have already warned: they will lead a "physical and determined resistance".

Hard to know for now the form it will take but "there will surely be a game of cat and mouse", anticipates a zadiste. Another evokes the preparation of molotov cocktails.

Two large gatherings are scheduled as early as 4:00 am Monday, followed by a distribution on the various points of blockage.

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

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

Barricades, sit-ins, supplies in care and food: "everyone will find his way to join the fight", explains to AFP "Camille", the common pseudonym of occupants of the ZAD.

Calls for reinforcements were launched … and heard: more cars and occupants were circulating in the area on Sunday. "People have come from everywhere not to leave us alone in front of the police and backhoe loaders," says Camille.

Just like everyday life on the ZAD, each district will organize its resistance. "There is not a general, nor a command post, it is in autonomy", continues the zadiste.

He dreams, like many, of a reissue of the fiasco of the "operation César", the name of the previous attempt to evacuate the site, launched in the fall of 2012 by the government of Jean-Marc Ayrault, ardent defender of the airport project.

"This is not the same fight. we will have all the supports? ", nuances another zadiste, in reference to the tensions which would take place between legitimist and radical occupants.

"Everything is wrong, all together, we ate in the same bowl, we can not abandon each other," swears his neighbor.

Farmers will be "on the spot with tractors" , announces Vincent Delabouglise, member of Copains 44, collective of agricultural organizations. "The government comes to set fire on a territory where things began to subside," he sighs, saying "fear the worst."

"There will be arrested people, destroyed homes. ZAD is not going to be razed, people will come back and rebuild, "warns Camille

In parallel, the occupiers are fighting on the legal ground.

In a letter sent on Saturday to Édouard Philippe, their lawyers denounced unlawful expulsion procedures because they carried out "in defiance of the rights (…) guaranteed by the code of the civil procedures of execution and, more generally, of Right wing state". In the case of deportation, they announced their intention to bring appeals to convict the state.

NDDL: vigil of weapon for zadistes and police of the order before the evictions

Helicopter flights and patrols on one side, calls for reinforcements and rallies on the other: gendarmes and zadistes sharpen their preparations this weekend before the expulsion operation of the occupants of the ZAD of Notre- Dame-des-Landes, announced as imminent, nearly three months after the abandonment of the airport project.

"It's calm before the storm," sums up Lucas, a "militant brewer" installed in the heart of the occupied area, which covers 1,650 hectares. But, "the stress begins to rise" because "we know they will put the package."

The operation, scheduled for the beginning of the week, must mobilize over several days twenty-five squadrons mobile gendarmerie, or about 2,500 soldiers. It plans to expel all those who have not regularized their situation, for example by declaring new individual agricultural projects.

Almost all the estimated 250 zadists on the spot did not do so, preferring collective management the territory and the possibility of conducting non-agricultural projects.

"All those who do not fall within the framework of the legality will have to leave the grounds quickly", repeated Sunday the Prime Minister, Édouard Philippe, in an interview

For its part, Acipa, the main association of opponents of the former airport project, called on the state "not to start the process of expulsions and violence" and to privilege "the dialogue".

If the ZAD is not yet surrounded by the police, several vehicles patrolled discreetly all the weekend in the surrounding communes, to prevent any introduction of fuel, m dangerous goods or objects that can be used as weapons.

Helicopters also fly over the area, a usual scenario for several weeks.

The iconic artery of the occupied zone, the "ex-route of baffles" , cleared of its various obstacles and rehabilitated after the announcement of the abandonment of the airport, remained, however, under close surveillance and closed to traffic.

– "Return and rebuild" –

Opposites, the occupants have already warned: they will lead a "physical and determined resistance".

Hard to know for now the form it will take but "there will surely be a game of cat and mouse", anticipates a zadiste. Another evokes the preparation of molotov cocktails.

Two large gatherings are scheduled as early as 4:00 am Monday, followed by a breakdown on the various blocking points.

Barricades, sit-ins, feeding and food: "Everyone will find his way to join in the fight ", explains to AFP" Camille ", the common pseudonym of the occupants of the ZAD.

Calls for reinforcements were launched … and heard: more cars and occupants were circulating in the area on Sunday. "People have come from everywhere not to leave us alone in front of the police and backhoe loaders," says Camille.

Just like everyday life on the ZAD, each district will organize its resistance. "There is not a general, nor a command post, it is in autonomy", continues the zadiste.

He dreams, like many, of a reissue of the fiasco of the "operation César", the name of the previous attempt to evacuate the site, launched in the fall of 2012 by the government of Jean-Marc Ayrault, ardent defender of the airport project.

"This is not the same fight. we will have all the supports? ", nuances another zadiste, in reference to the tensions which would take place between legitimist and radical occupants.

Farmers will be "on the spot with tractors", announces Vincent Delabouglise, member of Copains 44, collective of agricultural organizations. "The government comes to set fire on a territory where things began to subside," he sighs, saying "fear the worst."

"There will be arrested people, destroyed homes. ZAD will not be shaved, people will come back and rebuild, "warns Camille.

" All that could be discussed much more quietly, there are people who want to stay (…) Why do all this "Why this pitched battle?", Asked Jean-Luc Mélenchon, invited Sunday of the Grand rendezvous Europe 1 / Les Echos / CNews. "It's really gesticulation, it's a diversion …", said the leader of France Insoumise, accusing the President of the Republic hoping to "create an incident there", allowing him to say "+ there is violence everywhere + … all that is grotesque".

According to a parliamentary source of the majority having requested the anonymity and evoking this evacuation to come, "they (the government) are on the option maximalist. "

In parallel with their action on the ground, the occupiers lead the fight on the legal ground.

In a letter sent on Saturday to Édouard Philippe, their lawyers denounced unlawful expulsion procedures because they carried out "in defiance of the rights (…) guaranteed by the code of the civil procedures of execution and, more generally, of Right wing state". In the event of deportation, they announced their intention to bring appeals to convict the state.

NDDL: vigil of weapon for zadistes and police of the order before the evictions

Helicopter flights and patrols on one side, calls for reinforcements and rallies on the other: gendarmes and zadistes sharpen their preparations this weekend before the expulsion operation of the occupants of the ZAD of Notre- Dame-des-Landes, announced as imminent, nearly three months after the abandonment of the airport project.

"It's calm before the storm," sums up Lucas, a "militant brewer" installed in the heart of the occupied area, which covers 1,650 hectares. But, "the stress begins to rise" because "we know they will put the package."

The operation, scheduled for the beginning of the week, must mobilize over several days twenty-five squadrons mobile gendarmerie, or about 2,500 soldiers. It plans to expel all those who have not regularized their situation, for example by declaring new individual agricultural projects.

Almost all the estimated 250 zadists on the spot did not do so, preferring collective management the territory and the possibility of conducting non-agricultural projects.

"All those who do not fall within the framework of the legality will have to leave the grounds quickly", repeated Sunday the Prime Minister, Édouard Philippe, in an interview

For its part, Acipa, the main association of opponents of the former airport project, called on the state "not to start the process of expulsions and violence" and to privilege "the dialogue".

If the ZAD is not yet surrounded by the police, several vehicles patrolled discreetly all the weekend in the surrounding communes, to prevent any introduction of fuel, m dangerous goods or objects that can be used as weapons.

Helicopters also fly over the area, a usual scenario for several weeks.

The iconic artery of the occupied zone, the "ex-route of baffles" , cleared of its various obstacles and rehabilitated after the announcement of the abandonment of the airport, remained, however, under close surveillance and closed to traffic.

– "Return and rebuild" –

Opposites, the occupants have already warned: they will lead a "physical and determined resistance".

Hard to know for now the form it will take but "there will surely be a game of cat and mouse", anticipates a zadiste. Another evokes the preparation of molotov cocktails.

Two large gatherings are scheduled as early as 4:00 am Monday, followed by a breakdown on the various blocking points.

Barricades, sit-ins, feeding and food: "Everyone will find his way to join in the fight ", explains to AFP" Camille ", the common pseudonym of the occupants of the ZAD.

Calls for reinforcements were launched … and heard: more cars and occupants were circulating in the area on Sunday. "People have come from everywhere not to leave us alone in front of the police and backhoe loaders," says Camille.

Just like everyday life on the ZAD, each district will organize its resistance. "There is not a general, nor a command post, it is in autonomy", continues the zadiste.

He dreams, like many, of a reissue of the fiasco of the "operation César", the name of the previous attempt to evacuate the site, launched in the fall of 2012 by the government of Jean-Marc Ayrault, ardent defender of the airport project.

"This is not the same fight. we will have all the supports? ", nuances another zadiste, in reference to the tensions which would take place between legitimist and radical occupants.

Farmers will be "on the spot with tractors", announces Vincent Delabouglise, member of Copains 44, collective of agricultural organizations. "The government comes to set fire to a territory where things were beginning to subside," he sighs, saying "fear the worst."

 Two people on the site of the ZAD Notre-Dame des-Landes (Loire-Atlantique), April 8, 2018 at (AFP - Fred TANNEAU)

Two people on the site of the ZAD Notre-Dame des-Landes (Loire-Atlantique), April 8, 2018 to (AFP – Fred TANNEAU

"There will be people arrested, homes destroyed, but the ZAD will not be razed, people will come back and rebuild," warns Camille.

"All this could be discussed much more quietly, he There are people who want to stay (…) Why do all this Why this battle row? "asked Jean-Luc Mélenchon, invited Sunday of the Grand rendez-vous Europe 1 / Les Echos / CNews. "It's really gesticulation, it's a diversion …", said the leader of France Insoumise, accusing the President of the Republic hoping to "create an incident there", allowing him to say "+ there is violence everywhere + … all that is grotesque."

In parallel with their action on the ground, the occupiers lead the fight on the legal ground.

In a letter sent on Saturday to Édouard Philippe, their lawyers denounced unlawful expulsion procedures because they carried out "in defiance of the rights (…) guaranteed by the code of the civil procedures of execution and, more generally, of Right wing state". In the event of deportation, they announced their intention to bring appeals to convict the state.