New battle looms over France's Great West airport


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Just a month before important local elections in France, the bitter battle over the Great West airport in west France will once again return to the headlines this weekend as opponents stage another protest. Political figures such as Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Martine Billard from the hard-left Parti de gauche will be at the demonstration on Saturday February 22nd against the building of the airport at Notre-Dame-des-Landes, north-west of Nantes. The 'red hat' protest movement from Brittany is also set to be involved in the protest march and rally through Nantes, with one of its leaders Christian Troadec, the mayor of Carhaix, scheduled to appear.