A gendarme and three opponents of the project to bury nuclear waste in Bure (Meuse) were slightly injured Sunday in brief clashes around the wood Lejuc, evacuated ten days ago, said the prefecture.  "There is a slight injury on the side of the gendarmes, a slight thigh injury after trying to cross a fence, and three very slight injuries on the side of the demonstrators, it is abrasions," said the prefect of the Meuse , Muriel Nguyen, at a press point in Bure.
The day after clashes in the same area Saturday, "about 150 radical militants, masked, masked and equipped with stones, sticks, shields" resumed Sunday at midday the direction of Lejuc wood and "attacked the police very violently," she added.
Gendarmerie vehicles were stoned, "windows were been broken, "detailed the pref summer.
The mobile gendarmes used tear gas to push the opponents to a departmental road rather quickly, an AFP journalist said.
They then tried to erect a barricade, before being all redirected to the village of Mandres-en-Barrois where they left.
Eight unidentified persons were arrested for "unarmed participation in a crowd after summons to disperse" and some "for aggravated violence", a Did you hear from the bar-le-Duc prosecutor's office
"The weekend ends without major overflow, the scuffles were much more limited than at previous events," Nguyen said.  "A suitable security device will be maintained in the long term, it is evolutive, preventive, responsive," she said.
Saturday afternoon, clashes, without serious incident, had already occurred between strengths and about 300 protesters (400 according to the organizers) when the procession approached Lejuc wood, the epicenter of the Cigeo project, which aims to bury the most radioactive French nuclear waste 500 m underground.  A prefectural decree prohibiting any event in the area "has made it possible to limit the risks and there has been no illegal reoccupation of Lejuc wood", said the preferring, noting that "the mobilization (had) been less important" that at previous meetings.
"Twenty-six committees of struggle" met over the weekend in a barn of Mandres-en-Barrois, a gathering planned for a long time but which took another dimension with Evacuation of wood Lejuc February 22.
Fifteen opponents who occupied the wood Lejuc since summer 2016 had been evacuated at dawn during a surprise operation by 500 gendarmes. beats will be articulated between offensive demonstrations, determined media visibility and legal remedies, "had explained in the late morning to AFP an anti-nuclear opponent who calls himself Jerome, satisfied with the mobilization.
The 221-hectare site has been selected by the National Agency for the Management of Radioactive Waste (Andra) to carry out exploratory drilling before filing in 2019 an application for a formal authorization to create the storage site for nuclear waste.