Sixth day of clashes in Notre-Dame-des-Landes

The clashes resumed Saturday morning at the ZAD Notre-Dame-des-Landes where hundreds of opponents have in particular delivered barricades where the gendarmes have been trying to dismantle them, the day after a surprise visit. of the Prime Minister, according to AFP journalists

The gendarmes were not responding with tear gas and stun grenades at the firing of rockets of the opponents. A drone flew over the area.

There were at least three wooden barricades or rebuilt tires on the D81, one of which was inflamed.

A helicopter overflight in the night allowed to observe four barricades on this road . "A clearance operation was launched around 07:00 this morning with two armored vehicles in the lead and some squadrons.The barricades were not held and not trapped", according to the gendarmerie.

The police were fired a shot Molotov cocktail and acid spray on the "Suez Road" and fought back with tear gas. There were no casualties.

The medical team of zadistes evoked, for its part, a dozen wounded in their ranks.

While it was 250 at the beginning of the week, the number of opponents rose to 700 Thursday night, according to General Richard Lizurey, director general of the gendarmerie.

 Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (left) and Interior Minister Gérard Collomb (2nd from right) visit the gendarmes mobilized at Notre-Dame-des-Landes on April 13, 2018 (AFP / Archives - Franck Dubray)

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (left) and Interior Minister Gerard Collomb (2nd from right) visit the gendarmes mobilized at Notre-Dame-des-Landes on April 13, 2018 (AFP / Archives – Franck Dubray)

"We had 700 people in front of us, including extremely violent people, the ultra-left, some + black blocks + are present here.The only goal is to break, to break the police, to hurt, to attack, to vandalize, "he regretted Friday morning.

During a surprise visit to the gendarmes Friday, Edouard Philippe warned against any reoccupation of the evacuated sites while keeping the extended hand to the zadistes who accept the process of regularization.

Doing the po Regarding the expulsions started on Monday, Édouard Philippe declared that "the set of objectives that we had set ourselves was reached: 29 squats (out of 96) were deconstructed and their occupants expelled".