Sunday, 25 August 2019 03:37 GMT
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Eco-activists clashes with police in western France




(MENAFN) French police are trying to evict environmental activists from a wooded site in western France where a new airport was to have been built.

Police used tear gas at the Notre-Dames-des-Landes site against hundreds of activists, who built makeshift barricades and set some ablaze.

In January the government scrapped the controversial project to build a new airport near the city of Nantes.

Local politicians had hoped the new hub would boost the region's economy.

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Eco-activists clashes with police in western France

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