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French Police Raid Protest Encampment at Site of Planned Airport

HeadlineApr 13, 2018
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In France, police are trying to forcibly evict a group of anti-capitalist activists from their camp in Notre-Dame-des-Landes in western France, where they’ve been fighting for 10 years against a proposal to build an airport. Over the years, the activists have built homes, a bakery, a brewery, a pirate radio station and a weekly vegetable market on the land known as “the ZAD.” Although the French government says it has dropped its plans to build an airport there, the activists say they are resolved to defend the land and the community they’ve built there.

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