French Police Move to Clear Eco-Activists from Abandoned Airport Site

May 17, 2018

PARIS (Reuters) - French police on Thursday started another operation to evacuate eco-activists and anarchists squatting on a site in western France that had been planned as a new airport, and which had sparked previous clashes.

The latest move to clear out the squatters from the Notre-Dame-des-Landes site in western France begun at 0600 Paris time (0400 GMT), the French interior ministry said in a statement.

A police operation to evacuate the bulk of the squatters was launched in April and resulted in violent clashes with protesters.

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