Violence continues as police attempt to clear 'eco-camp' in NW France


Violent clashes escalated on Tuesday as more than 2,000 police officers continued what is expected to be a week-long operation to evict activists from a settlement built on the farmland site of a now abandoned airport project near Nantes in north-west France, with several people reported injured amid exchanges of tear gas and petrol bombs.

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French police battled Tuesday to evict anti-airport protesters and the creators of an alternative anti-capitalist settlement in western France during a second day of clashes, reports Expatica.