NDDL: Philippe receives the prefect, the boss of the gendarmerie and 5 ministers

Édouard Philippe must receive this Wednesday at 17H00 the prefect of Loire-Atlantique, the director general of the national gendarmerie and several ministers, including Gérard Collomb, to "make a point on the process of return to the rule of law "to Notre-Dame-des-Landes, said Matignon.

The meeting comes two weeks after the start of operations on the site of 1,650 hectares, which mobilize 2,500 mobile gendarmes and led in the first days to the destruction of 29 squats out of 97 habitats identified by the authorities.

Nicolas Hulot, Minister for Ecological Transition, Stéphane Travert, Minister of Agriculture, Christophe Castaner, Secretary of State for Relations with Parliament, Sébastien Lecornu, Secretary of State to Mr. Hulot, must participate at the meeting, along with the Minister of the Interior, Préfet Nicole Klein and Richard Lizurey, Director General of the National Gendarmerie

This is "to take stock of the installation projects submitted and the continuation of the process of return to the rule of law in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, "said Matignon.

On Tuesday, the State formalized the regularization of four" historic "farmers, through the signature of precarious leases, "new advance towards the return to the rule of law", estimated the prefect of Loire-Atlantique.

The meeting must notably address the follow-up to be given to the operations of expulsions of the zadistes not wishing to regularize . [19659002] "I will be asked how I see things, but it is the government that will decide," said the representative of the State Tuesday, recalling the "commitment" made to "put an end to illegal occupation".

"The line, it is constant, those who have an agricultural project, who respected the Republican state, who have integrated into the framework that the state has proposed (…), those have their instead, the others have no place and they will be evacuated, "said Tuesday morning the spokesman of the government, Benjamin Griveaux.

With the signing of Precarious Occupation Agreements (COPs) for the four "historic" farmers running until the end of 2018 and covering an area of ​​about 300 hectares, more than 900 hectares of land are now under of an exploitation in a legal framework, 600 others already being the object of a COP with peasants not living in the ZAD.

Remain 270 hectares of parcels to be allocated. It is within this perimeter that the Zadists have submitted projects.

The police "will stay on the spot the necessary time," said the prefect, to prevent any reconstruction of destroyed homes and ensure traffic on roads through the area, still not reopened.

NDDL: the gendarmerie operations continue on the 8th day

The gendarmes continued to clear the roads of the ZAD Monday morning after new barricades erected in the night by the zadistes, the 8th day of operations to return to the rule of law in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, AFP reported.

According to a source familiar with the matter, the night was rather calm.

The zadists took advantage of the night to rebuild barricades, especially on the D81, which the gendarmes tried to clear in the morning, as they do every day.

A gendarmerie helicopter was still flying over the area. After the passage of gendarmes to clear the road, the zadistes went up again their barricades on the D81 in the late morning, found journalists of AFP.

Shots of pomegranate still resonated, including the "Gourbi", a place of life emblematic of the ZAD, destroyed last week, where the zadistes managed to carry a wooden frame in the night.

About fifty of them protected this frame Monday morning against the intervention of the forces of the order, before being evacuated by the gendarmes who were busy in the middle of the morning to destroy it by sawing it in pieces.

But the clashes were much more moderate than the day before when the support of the zadistes had attacked at several times the positions of the gendarmes with Molotov cocktail, rockets, homemade bombs filled with steel balls, and bottles of acid.

These violent clashes, on the sidelines of a gathering A number of people were injured in the ZAD, which gathered several thousand people on Sunday, seven wounded on the gendarmes' side: three were struck by the explosions of a homemade bomb, two were burned by Molotov cocktails and two by the acid.

Eight protesters were arrested Sunday, according to the prefecture of Loire-Atlantique.

The operation of expulsion of the illegal occupants of the ZAD, which mobilizes 2,500 gendarmes, began Monday, April 9 and in three days 29 squats were destroyed.

Operations now focus on the free movement of roads, the clearing of squats and the maintenance of order. But the Zadists have called their reinforcements more and more on the spot, including "blacks blocks", to try to reinvest the destroyed sites.

The President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron said Sunday that "all that will have to be evacuated will be "on the ZAD, at the end of the new period of regularization (April 23) left to the illegal occupants.

NDDL: Operation of the gendarmerie to clear the roads

A fist operation to clear the roads combined with a judicial police operation in connection with the "exactions" of previous days began Friday at 06:00 on the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes, has The operation concentrates on the D81, one of the two main roads crossing the ZAD, where an ambush took place Thursday, according to the gendarmes, causing 10 wounded in their ranks. [19659002] "No expulsion is planned today," said the gendarmerie, but "a maneuver clearance axes on the area and a judicial police operation" in the context of "violence against the forces of the order. "

According to a source close to the file, Thursday some 500 opponents, zadistes and their supporters from France and Europe, were present on the ZAD where the airport project was abandoned in January by the government who had promised, however, to expel er the illegal occupants.

The expulsion operation of those who have not submitted any individual agricultural project to the prefecture since January began on Monday, with 2,500 gendarmes, bailiffs and construction equipment, and 29 squats were destroyed in three days

On Thursday, the clearing operations continued under the protection of the gendarmes. But the opponents, irritated to see destroying places of life but also others where they had agricultural projects, call all their support to mobilize since Tuesday evening.