This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
France: Water cannons, tear gas deployed as clashes continue over ZAD occupation02:25

France: Water cannons, tear gas deployed as clashes continue over ZAD occupation

France, Nantes
April 15, 2018 at 00:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

Police fired water cannons and tear gas against protesters who took to the streets of Nantes, Saturday, to show their support for 'Zone a Defendre' (ZAD), a militant occupation 20 kilometres (12 miles) northwest of Notre-Dame-des-Landes.

As the protest escalated, demonstrators hurled rocks and bottles at police forces, who responded with water cannons and tear gas. At least one journalist was reportedly injured by a grenade launched by police forces.

The eco-activists from ZAD initially came together in 2008 to protest against a proposed airport in Nantes. The plan was recently abandoned but around 200 activists remain at the site and refuse to leave it, despite eviction orders and threats from the authorities.

La policía usó cañones de agua y gases lacrimógenos contra los manifestantes que salieron a las calles de Nantes el sábado para mostrar su apoyo a la 'Zone a Defendre' (ZAD), un campamento ubicado a 20 kilómetros de Notre-Dame-des- Landes, en Nantes. Los manifestantes respondieron con piedras y botellas. Al menos un periodista resultó herido por una granada lanzada por la policía.

Los activistas medioambientales de ZAD comenzaron sus protestas en 2008 para oponerse a la construcción de un aeropuerto en Nantes. El proyecto fue recientemente desestimado, sin embargo, se cree que hasta 200 activistas permanecieron en el lugar y se negaron a abandonarlo, a pesar de las órdenes de desahucio y las amenazas de desalojo por la fuerza.

France: Water cannons, tear gas deployed as clashes continue over ZAD occupation02:25
No Account? Sign up!
Description

Police fired water cannons and tear gas against protesters who took to the streets of Nantes, Saturday, to show their support for 'Zone a Defendre' (ZAD), a militant occupation 20 kilometres (12 miles) northwest of Notre-Dame-des-Landes.

As the protest escalated, demonstrators hurled rocks and bottles at police forces, who responded with water cannons and tear gas. At least one journalist was reportedly injured by a grenade launched by police forces.

The eco-activists from ZAD initially came together in 2008 to protest against a proposed airport in Nantes. The plan was recently abandoned but around 200 activists remain at the site and refuse to leave it, despite eviction orders and threats from the authorities.

La policía usó cañones de agua y gases lacrimógenos contra los manifestantes que salieron a las calles de Nantes el sábado para mostrar su apoyo a la 'Zone a Defendre' (ZAD), un campamento ubicado a 20 kilómetros de Notre-Dame-des- Landes, en Nantes. Los manifestantes respondieron con piedras y botellas. Al menos un periodista resultó herido por una granada lanzada por la policía.

Los activistas medioambientales de ZAD comenzaron sus protestas en 2008 para oponerse a la construcción de un aeropuerto en Nantes. El proyecto fue recientemente desestimado, sin embargo, se cree que hasta 200 activistas permanecieron en el lugar y se negaron a abandonarlo, a pesar de las órdenes de desahucio y las amenazas de desalojo por la fuerza.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
05:09
Visit the world's only black cat cafe in Japan's HimejiVisit the world's only black cat cafe in Japan's Himeji
October 27, 2020 at 17:14 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:15
Ukraine: 'Spot' the robotic dog sniffs out radiation at Chernobyl’s nuclear plantUkraine: 'Spot' the robotic dog sniffs out radiation at Chernobyl’s nuclear plant
October 27, 2020 at 23:46 GMT +00:00
03:31
USA: Trump attacks Michigan governor Whitmer over response to COVID-19 in LansingUSA: Trump attacks Michigan governor Whitmer over response to COVID-19 in Lansing
October 28, 2020 at 02:21 GMT +00:00
02:29
USA: Protests flare up in Philadelphia following police shooting of Walter WallaceUSA: Protests flare up in Philadelphia following police shooting of Walter Wallace
October 28, 2020 at 08:36 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:15
Russian schoolgirl sets new world RECORD after lifting BURNING barbellRussian schoolgirl sets new world RECORD after lifting BURNING barbell
October 27, 2020 at 00:18 GMT +00:00
04:54
Chinese man goes viral with insane 'jumping cups' skillsChinese man goes viral with insane 'jumping cups' skills
October 27, 2020 at 11:54 GMT +00:00
01:03
USA: Mall looted as Philadelphia protests descend into mayhemUSA: Mall looted as Philadelphia protests descend into mayhem
October 28, 2020 at 06:57 GMT +00:00
04:00
Wunderbirds - parrots in China play ball games and perform gymnastics movesWunderbirds - parrots in China play ball games and perform gymnastics moves
October 28, 2020 at 14:01 GMT +00:00
00:52
France: Police on site as Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe evacuated after bag with ammunition foundFrance: Police on site as Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe evacuated after bag with ammunition found
October 27, 2020 at 19:45 GMT +00:00
02:34
Yemen: Protesters burn French flag following Macron's Islam comments in AdenYemen: Protesters burn French flag following Macron's Islam comments in Aden
October 28, 2020 at 01:17 GMT +00:00
04:17
Jordan: Shops remove French products from shelves as boycott gains steamJordan: Shops remove French products from shelves as boycott gains steam
October 27, 2020 at 20:46 GMT +00:00
04:08
Spain: First mask-only shop opens in BarcelonaSpain: First mask-only shop opens in Barcelona
October 27, 2020 at 16:39 GMT +00:00
01:45
USA: Several arrested at Philadelphia protest following fatal shooting of Black man by policeUSA: Several arrested at Philadelphia protest following fatal shooting of Black man by police
October 28, 2020 at 03:00 GMT +00:00
02:29
Turkey: Demonstrators in Istanbul rally against Macron over Islam commentsTurkey: Demonstrators in Istanbul rally against Macron over Islam comments
October 27, 2020 at 17:50 GMT +00:00
02:45
USA: Water-dropping helicopters battle wildfires as thousands evacuated in Orange CountyUSA: Water-dropping helicopters battle wildfires as thousands evacuated in Orange County
October 28, 2020 at 09:08 GMT +00:00
03:02
Italy: Police use water cannons and tear gas to disperse Rome rally against COVID restrictionsItaly: Police use water cannons and tear gas to disperse Rome rally against COVID restrictions
October 27, 2020 at 21:34 GMT +00:00
02:40
USA: Looting and unrest in Philadelphia after black man fatally shot by policeUSA: Looting and unrest in Philadelphia after black man fatally shot by police
October 27, 2020 at 14:55 GMT +00:00
02:42
USA: Car drives through line of police amid chaotic Brooklyn protestUSA: Car drives through line of police amid chaotic Brooklyn protest
October 28, 2020 at 06:26 GMT +00:00
02:38
Pakistan: Protesters calling for French boycott burn effigy of Macron after comments on IslamPakistan: Protesters calling for French boycott burn effigy of Macron after comments on Islam
October 27, 2020 at 18:05 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
04:11
France: National Assembly condemns Erdogan's 'provocation' against MacronFrance: National Assembly condemns Erdogan's 'provocation' against Macron
October 27, 2020 at 18:47 GMT +00:00
04:25
USA: More than 200,000 white flags on display in DC to honour COVID-19 victimsUSA: More than 200,000 white flags on display in DC to honour COVID-19 victims
October 28, 2020 at 00:32 GMT +00:00
View all videos