Environmental riots shifting from suburbs to city as police try to evict ZAD anarchist commune

Activists clashed with police for the sixth day in western France. Law enforcement officials used tear gas and water cannons against crowds protesting the demolition of their ‘eco-camp’ on the site of an abandoned airport.

Saturday’s demonstration drew nearly 7,000 people in support of occupants of the ZAD (French abbreviation for ‘Zone to Defend’) anarchist commune, France 24 reported.

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