French farmers square off with protesters at contested dam project

Farmers want project in south-west France to go ahead and say authorities are not doing enough to resolve situation or keep activists from site.

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Tensions were high at a controversial dam project near Sivens in southern France on Tuesday as farmers in favour of the project blocked activists from entering the site ahead of a crucial meeting on Friday, reports RFI.
 
Since Monday morning, about 130 farmers have been blocking access to the site, which has been occupied for nine months by political activists wanting to bring it to a halt.