French airport activists start unblocking road

French airport activists start unblocking road

French activists say they are have started to unblock a road they used to occupy, in a move that eases tensions three days after the government abandoned plans to build a new airport in the west.

Anarchists, farmers and environmental activists said in a statement Saturday that they want to make the road a "shared" space with drivers.

They warned the French government against potential "expulsions" of people living in the makeshift settlement they built in a vast area around Notre-Dame-des-Landes, outside Nantes, to resist plans for the airport.

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Notre-Dame-des-Landes airport project is wasting money

Ségolène Royal,

The French Minister for the Environment, Ségolène Royale, has said that the current project to build an airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes in the north of France should be abandoned.

In an interview published this morning, Sunday, the weekly newspaper Journal du Dimanche, she said that it would be better to stop spending money on a project that is unsuited for its stated purpose.

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