France: Eco-warriors celebrate victory as NDDL airport project cancelled

Members of the environmental organisation ZAD (Zone to defend) celebrated their victory as it was announced that the construction of an airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes would no longer go ahead, Wednesday. A 50-year-long dispute over the construction project was finally settled, as French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced the cancelation of the project. Members of the ZAD association... Еще have been fighting for over 50 years against the project, with many of the members of the group occupying the territory as a form of protest. Farmers who refused to leave the area expressed their joy over the victory. “We have been waiting for it for so long”, said Francoise Verchere, adding “hearing the Prime Minister saying that there will never be an airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes was a good feeling.” “It took 15 years of fighting in every sense and sometimes crossing to illegality” added Marcel Thebaud.

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