French airport protesters seek safety in the trees

A judge is due to decide whether to authorise a fresh round
off orced police evictions in Notre-Dame-des-Landes.
Dairy farmers, locals and eco-warriors face eviction over plans to build second airport in Nantes on top of precious woodland.

"This is a special place; it's a shame it is at war," sighed Marie and Alain as they sat at the wooden table of their historic stone farmhouse gazing out at the autumn colours of the forest of Rohanne.

Yet they were proud their idyllic view was now punctuated by scores of tents, yurts, rainbow camper vans and makeshift wooden cabins as

a growing front of local dairy farmers, residents and international eco-warriors unite against plans to build an ambitious second airport for the western French city of Nantes.


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