Police evict eco activists from abandoned airport site near Nantes

About 2,500 gendarmes early on Monday began evicting environmental activists from a number of habitations set up during years of protest on the farmland site in north-west France of a now-abandoned project to build a 'Great West' airport, and where the government has decided only officially approved agricultural enetrprises can remain.

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French police are trying to evict environmental activists from a wooded site in western France where a new airport was to have been built, reports BBC News.