NDDL: the situation remains stuck after more than a week of operations

On the eighth day of gendarmerie operations on the ZAD Notre-Dame-des-Landes, the situation remains blocked Monday, the police clearing barricades immediately rebuilt by the zadistes and their supporters.

After a calm night, and the televised speech of the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron Sunday evening that recalled that "the republican order must be respected" on the ZAD, the gendarmes have recovered Monday morning, as every day, to clear the barricades installed in the night by the zadistes on the D81. Immediately the gendarmes left, the barricades had gone up again.

Pomegranate shots were still resounding on Monday, notably at "Gourbi", an emblematic place of life of the ZAD, destroyed last week, where the zadistes managed to transport a frame in the night.

About fifty of them protected this frame Monday morning, before being evacuated by the gendarmes who were busy in the middle of the morning to destroy it by sawing it in pieces. Then the zadistes returned from the gendarmes to rebuild the structure, before walking again in the afternoon on the ZAD.

"The destruction of this meeting place that the Gourbi is obviously that it reinforces us ", observes" Camille ", pseudo generic zadistes, a black scarf on the neck and ski goggles on the head.

Reinforcements come even from abroad, according to another" Camille ", anarchist of 54 years old. "There are Englishmen, Italians, Irish, Spaniards," she enumerates, rejoicing at this "big solidarity" and this "cohesion" recreated.

Trenches and barricades continued to be installed Monday afternoon. "They are barricades of defense to defend the places of life since Thursday the evacuations are stopped but it fart of everywhere.Even a symbolic construction as the Gourbi they destroyed it", estimates Claudine, 68 years old, occupying the camping of "White hair"

But some opponents reported their weariness in this state of siege. "I am revolted but the barricades it is not my conflict with me (…) I have the feeling that it is necessary to leave", estimates thus Julien, a inhabitant of the ZAD.

"D ' Firstly, because locals need access to their fields, it's no longer an occupation, it's a state of siege, because of the barricades, they make kilometers in the fields, "he says, preferring instead to enter into negotiations with the prefecture to "impose something".

An end of the clashes notably demanded by the Acipa, historical association, to restore the dialogue.

– "disorder" –

"You have people who come back and have nothing to do with the conflict but who just want the disorder, "denounced Sunday evening Emmanuel Macron.

Sunday the supporters of the zadistes had repeatedly attacked the positions of the gendarmes to large Molotov cocktail reinforcement, rockets and homemade bombs filled with steel balls.

Violent urts, on the sidelines of a peaceful rally of support for expelled from the ZAD which gathered Sunday several thousand people, made seven wounded side gendarmes.

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

An investigation of flagrance for aggravated violence was entrusted to the research section of Angers after a homemade bomb containing steel balls that wounded three gendarmes Sunday morning.

More than sixty gendarmes were wounded in a week, according to Emmanuel Macron. "This is unacceptable," he lamented.

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

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

The President of the Republic assured Sunday that "everything that will have to be evacuated will be "after the new period of regularization (23 April) left to the illegal occupants to regularize their situation.

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: start of clearing operations on the ZAD

The security forces blocked road access to the ZAD Notre-Dame-des-Landes (Loire-Atlantique) Thursday morning to allow the clearing of "squats" destroyed the previous days, did we learned from the gendarmerie.

Road access to the former "deferred development zone" (ZAD), renamed "area to defend" by opponents of the airport project, were closed to traffic Thursday morning, AFP journalists found.

The roads were blocked to allow the maneuvering of heavy vehicles and vehicles, according to the gendarmerie.

The squadrons of mobile gendarmes present on the zone were indeed attached to secure the clearing of "squats" destroyed since Monday morning. "It is a question of allowing the competitors (companies of BTP, ed) to evacuate the piles of waste in complete safety", indicated the gendarmerie.

No evacuation or expulsion was in course Thursday morning, according to the same source. "The night has been calm," according to the police, which has counted only three casualties in his ranks.

No clash took place on the area Thursday morning, noted journalists from AFP, a atmosphere strongly contrasting with the clashes of the last three days.

A gendarmerie helicopter and a drone flew over the ZAD. Some people were gathered on barricades around the locality of the "Real Reds", theater Wednesday violent clashes, according to the same source.

Only incident to report, a barricade of tires was ignited on the national road 165 thursday morning around 07:00, causing traffic jams between Nantes and Vannes in both directions of traffic.

The expulsion operation, started Monday at dawn, mobilizes about 2,500 gendarmes and aims to restore order in this part of the world. bocage nantais, called "zone no law" by the government.

On Wednesday, the gendarmes launched a massive charge against the opponents, the largest since the beginning of their intervention Monday at dawn. Thirteen new "squats" were evacuated in the day "is 29 in total since the beginning of the operation", according to the prefect of the Pays-de-la-Loire Nicole Klein. Twenty-six "squats" were destroyed and three were "in the process of destruction" Wednesday night, according to the same source.

Monday, the Minister of the Interior Gerard Collomb had evoked forty "buildings" to destroy on the ZAD and a "hundred" people to dislodge

Authorities have identified 97 "squats" or "places of life" according to the Zadist terminology. The prefect had assured that no "hard" housing would be destroyed.

On January 17, by ending the Notre-Dame-des-Landes airport project, Prime Minister Philippe had promised to eradicate the "no law zone".

NDDL: resumption of eviction operations under gas and grenades

The gendarmes resumed on Wednesday the expulsion of the occupants of the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes, considered illegal, replicating with tear gas grenades and disencumberment to the projectiles of determined zadistes, noted a journalist AFP.

The gendarmes arrived around 06H30 in the area where Tuesday concentrated the clashes, not far from the D281, the so-called "chicanes" road, between the "Black Fosses" and the "Real Reds".

Clashes erupted twenty minutes later on the road of the Black Fosses which adjoins the place, perpendicular to the D281. The gendarmes responded to the projectiles fired by a group of some 70 Zadists with tear gas grenades and de-encroachment.

The Zadists positioned themselves behind one of the barricades of 2 to 3 meters high consisting of pallets, clogs and wood debris, which appeared in the night on this road. They then set fire to a barricade. A small ditch was also dug. A helicopter flies over the area while a convoy of about twenty gendarmerie vans positioned on the D281.

"We reached our objectives Monday and Tuesday and today we attack the continuation", indicated to AFP a source close to the file.

On the third day of the expulsion operation on the ZAD, tensions increase on the ground in the face of the scale of the destruction, leading historical opponents to beat the recall of their support and fears of a hardening of clashes.

On January 17, by ending the Notre-Dame-des-Landes airport project, Prime Minister Édouard Philippe promised to eradicate the "no-go zone."

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

Notre-Dame-des-Landes: start of eviction operations

A vast expulsion operation, with several hundred mobile gendarmes deployed, began Monday at dawn in Notre-Dame-des-Landes (Loire-Atlantique) to dislodge the illegal occupants of the ZAD, nearly three months after the abandonment of the airport project, resulting in some clashes.

"From 6am this morning, under the authority of the prefect of Loire-Atlantique, the national gendarmerie will begin an operation of expulsion of illegal occupants of land in the area of ​​Notre-Dame-des-Landes", the Ministry of Interior announced in a statement.

"The operation (…) comes to execute court decisions to proceed with the expulsion of the most radical occupants," says the ministry. It aims to dislodge "a hundred" of people, and will be maintained "as long as it is necessary", said on Europe 1 the Minister of the Interior Gérard Collomb.

The main accesses to the road 281, the Ex-road chicanes and symbol of the "return to the rule of law" were blocked by the gendarmes before 04H00 in the north and from 03H30 in the south, found the AFP.

The Loire-Atlantique Prefect, Nicole Klein, was there

Clashes erupted between "zadistes" and mobile gendarmes, who fired tear gas and stun grenades in response to projectile jets.

] Several car wrecks were completely overturned on the sides, on and by the side of the road, AFP found. Still smoking tires and barricades strewed the edges of the area.

The journalists were kept out of the way once the operation began.

A very important device of mobile gendarmes was mobilized, with queues of trucks parked on one side of the road, fires lit under the fog.

"It starts," an occupier told AFP. "They make summons, they saw the barricades."

A first arrest took place after projectiles fired, according to sources close to the file. A gendarme was wounded following a rocket fire and suffers from a retinal detachment, according to the Ministry of the Interior.

– Calls for resistance –

"These evictions are illegal", said a occupant of the ZAD calling himself "Camille" to AFP. "It is unacceptable that the state is driving people out of their homes, we are calling on all people to resist supporting us and joining local gatherings, we were in a peaceful negotiation with the prefecture in search of collective solutions."

This large-scale operation, planned over several days, is expected to mobilize a total of twenty-five squadrons of mobile gendarmerie, or about 2,500 soldiers. It plans to expel anyone who has not regularized its situation, for example by declaring new individual agricultural projects, and to dismantle some of the 97 squats identified by the authorities.

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

On January 17, by putting an end to this fifty-year-old project, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe had promised to end to the "no law zone" on the ZAD.

Faced with what they call a "government hurricane", occupiers in the ZAD warned they would lead "physical and determined resistance."

Calls for reinforcements have been launched in recent days to set up barricades, organize food and food supplies, a "hybrid force" claimed by the occupation movement.

Acipa, the main association of opponents of the former airport project, called on the state "not to initiate the process of expulsions and violence" and to privilege "dialogue", while by reaffirming its opposition to possible blockades of roads by the zadistes.

They also call for rallies at 18:00 in Nantes and Rennes and converge Sunday on the ZAD to rebuild the destroyed habitats.

The operation started on Monday is the first of magnitude since autumn 2012. This last attempt at mass evacuation of occupants, called "Operation César", had turned into a fiasco despite the mobilization of more than a thousand gendarmes and policemen.

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