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Environmentalist protest sees French police in new violent clashes

Several people among both demonstrators and police were left in a critical condition, and others less seriously injured, after clashes at a march in open countryside in north-west France against the building of giant water basins for cereal farmers which protestors say is stealing water away from environmentally positive uses.

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French police have fired tear gas at protesters at a large demonstration in the west of the country, reports BBC News.

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