Occupants Zad have snarled traffic Tuesday morning, before the hearing on the deportation of historical inhabitants of Notre-Dame-des-Landes …
They do not let go. After the great demonstration on Saturday on the Nantes ring road and Chevre bridge, anti-Airport protesters continue to put pressure on the state and the Vinci development team for the abandonment of deportation procedures historic inhabitants and farmers of Notre-Dame-des-Landes.
— Zone À Défendre (@ZAD_NDDL) January 10, 2016
And on the eve of the hearing scheduled for Wednesday at 11 am at the High Court of Nantes, snail operations were conducted, Tuesday morning on the ring road to the call of the occupants of the ZAD.
Arrests and impoundments
“The clock is ticking. Since the government remains defiant in face of the popular protest, we have no choice but to continue blocking actions, “justify the occupants of the ZAD in a statement.
Slowdowns took place between 7:30am and 9:30am. Disturbances mainly concerned the eastern ring road, North and Cheviré Bridge area. Hostile banners aimed at the proposed Airport project have been deployed on some bridges. Several groups of vehicles involved in the operation on the ring road have been stopped by the police. Arrests and impoundments have occurred.
— Ailes pour l’Ouest (@ailespourlouest) January 12, 2016
Comme d’hab une poignée de contretout pourrit la vie de toute une population qui travaille pour l’avenir du pays et le bien public. #NDDL
— A propos. (@fort_a_propos) January 12, 2016
Threats of financial sanctions
Already on Monday afternoon, the group of Department 44 farmers have conducted, too, several snail pace operations around the Loire-Atlantique with tractors. The more moderate the ACIPA, opposite main association airport project calls for a part in a rally before the court on Wednesday at 10:30. Several anti-airport organizations do the same.
Aéroports du Grand Ouest (Vinci) launched deportation proceedings against four farmers and eleven families, tenants or owners, longtime installed on the airport site Notre-Dame-des-Landes and has already been the subject of an expropriation procedure. If they refuse to leave, they expose themselves to financial penalties of 200-1000 Euros per day. About 200 departures amicably have already been concluded between the inhabitants of the area and the Vinci group.