A filtering roadblock was set up on Wednesday …
As they have done so on Tuesday , opponents of the airport of Notre-Dame-des-Landes (Loire-Atlantique) installed a filtering dam shortly after 8 am Wednesday at the roundabout of Alma allowing access to the ring road and the N137 leading to Nantes. Traffic was severely disrupted in the area. The protesters left the scene shortly after 10am.
#Rennes Secteur Alma et Fréville : reprise normale de la circulation
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The protesters intend to show their support to the people of ZAD, whose expulsion could be ordered by the High Court of Nantes Wednesday morning. These people are part of the historical opponents of the project. A large demonstration is also scheduled for Saturday in Rennes, a week after a similar protest in Nantes.
Tuesday, many activists have mobilized to pressure the Government. The prefecture of Loire-Atlantique reported that 19 drivers were arrested for obstructing traffic and placed in custody. Their vehicles were taken to the pound.