Opponents of controversial Nantes airport protest against expulsion

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Demonstration attracted up to 20,000 people protesting against proceedings to evict inhabitants, including farmers, from planned site.

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Opponents of the government's plans to build a new airport in the northwestern city of Nantes, demonstrated in their hundreds on Saturday, against legal proceedings to evict inhabitants from the planned construction site. The demonstration mobilized 20,000 people according to organizers, whereas the police put it down as only 7,200, reports RFI.