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Nantes: Riotous Assembly over an Ayrault-port

Nantes: Riotous Assembly over an Ayrault-port

Riots reminiscent of events in Kiev badly damaged the city of Nantes over the weekend as around 1000 leftist extremists battled police, water cannons and teargas at the end of a pacific tractor-led protest against 46-year-old plans to build a new airport at Notre-Dame-des-Landes, north of the city. The carnage and damage shocked many including […]

Ayraultport Warriors Hijack the French PM

Ayraultport Warriors Hijack the French PM

Angered farmers, local residents, eco-warriors and tree-dwelling squatters are embarrassing French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and fuelling tensions between Socialists and Greens in government as an increasingly confrontational 40-year-battle continues around Nantes over efforts to build a new airport at Notre-Dame-des-Landes. (This story has been updated  scroll to end) On November 10  skirmishes took  place at Rennes over […]

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