The occupiers threatened with expulsion from the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes on Monday demanded a "gesture of appeasement" to the government, on the last day of the ultimatum set by the latter, while a calm precarious prevailed on the bocage nantais.
"A gesture was made by the inhabitants of the area.It is no longer up to us to make a gesture, it is very clearly the government to make a gesture to extend appeasement, "said Baptist, 33, a crepe maker on the ZAD, during a press conference.
" We expect a strong gesture from them, "he insisted.
Two weeks after the first evictions on the ZAD, which led to the destruction of 29 "squats" on 97 habitats identified by the government, explosions of grenades still resounded Monday in the bocage Nantes.
"Some opponents face the gendarmes.It is rather calm, it is face to face, smooth, "said the gendarmerie to AFP
The departmental road 81, which crosses the area from north to south, is no longer hampered by barricades as at the beginning of the gendarmerie operation, which mobilizes some 2,500 soldiers.
On Friday, a delegation of occupants of the ZAD has deposited forty nominative projects to the prefecture to regularize the the situation of the occupants, as required by the government
If the prefect of the Pays de la Loire Nicole Klein stressed the "heavy work" of the zadistes, the decision to continue or not the expulsions is the responsibility of the head of government. 19659002] – "De collective bargaining "-
" Since the file was filed, there has been no government communication that went in the direction of appeasement. So we expect the possibility that they come back to intervene … ", estimates Baptiste.
" We have until the end of the day to present new projects or refine them. Work continues to be done in this regard, "he adds.
At the press conference, several occupants recalled that the projects filed in the prefecture were interdependent and that it was a question of "a" collective approach "for the territory." We are asking that we be left with an experimental laboratory on land management and agro-ecology issues, "explains Sarah, a resident of the ZAD.
Several projects were presented in detail to the journalists present: JB, a 39-year-old urban planner, presented his market gardening farm, which had been installed for one year at La Noë Verte.
The young farmer, father of two children and living in the village of Notre-Dame-des-Landes, sells its production on the local markets, without reaching for the moment to release an income.
"My activity could not have existed without the support of the ZAD , tool loans, support for repair, etc. We have a kind of virtuous dynamics, "he says.
Contributing to agricultural social mutuality" enthusiastically ", the market gardener welcomes the complementary activities of the ZAD (food gardens, cannery, orchard, honey , etc.) and their opening to the residents of the area
"All that is produced is not closed to the inhabitants of the area. We intend to shine with all these solidarities, "he says.
Farmers from the Copain 44 collective, sponsors of agricultural projects, also gave their support to the approach of the zadistes.
" Les projects hold the road, "says Thomas Hardy, 33, a farmer near Chateaubriant (Loire-Atlantique)." We must allow time to build them, we can not mount projects under pressure, "he adds. , pointing out that a conventional agricultural installation requires "18 to 24 months of administrative formalities."
Questioned by AFP, the prefecture indicated that a balance of the number of projects submitted would be carried out after their examination by the Departmental Direction of Territories and Sea (DDTM), without specifying the duration of this examination.