Far left wing violent extremist accidentally sets himself on fire trying to attack police with Molotov

From what I gather, this is leftists trying to attack police in France who are trying to clear out migrants. More on this later today most likely with some translated videos.

***CORRECTION***

The police are trying to clear out an “anti-capitalist” encampment. Better put, violent communist anti-free market punks.

I hope to have some news videos translated and titled soon.

Fingers crossed.

 

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  1. the local – Violence flares as French police clear out anti-airport protest camp

    French anti-capitalist activists clashed with riot police at burning barricades on Monday during a huge security operation to clear a rural protest camp at the site of an abandoned airport project.
    Some 2,500 police were deployed to raze the decade-old camp at Notre-Dame-des-Landes, near the western city of Nantes, and evict the last of
    the protesters who had refused to leave despite the government agreeing to ditch the proposed airport.

    The activists used tractors and burning barricades of tyres, wooden pallets, hay bales and electricity poles to try to keep the police at bay.

    AFP pictures showed flames and plumes of black smoke rising into the air as columns of helmeted officers with gas masks and shields clashed with hooded activists.

    The police fired tear gas to disperse dozens of protesters who threw petrol bombs, rocks and flares, injuring one officer in the eye, according to the
    interior ministry.

    Utopian experiment

    In January, the government jettisoned plans for an airport at Notre-Dames-des-Landes that had divided the local community for nearly half a
    century, and told the protesters to clear off the farmland by spring.

    But some of the motley group of eco-warriors, anti-capitalists and farmers who had turned the 1,600-hectare (4,000-acre) site into a utopian experiment in autonomous living had demanded the right to stay put.

    The government said the main aim of the operation was to retake control of a key road that had been blocked for five years and evict around 100 “of the most radical” squatters from a total of around 250.

    In a statement, the protesters expressed anger over the destruction of their huts and shelters, vowing “We will not leave”.

    ‘Chased from their homes’

    By mid-morning some 10 shelters had been demolished out of a target of around 40, along with a watchtower erected by the activists to guard their terrain, regional security official Nicole Klein told reporters.

    Six people living in one of the shelters were evicted, she said, adding that they had refused an offer to be rehoused.

    The activists moved onto the site in 2008 and have since built up a community they bill as a model of sustainable farming and political debate that they have tried to replicate in other parts of France.

    The government had said they could remain on the land if they came up with new, individual farming schemes but most refused, saying they want to run the site collectively and be able to pursue non-agricultural projects.

    One of the activists, who gave her name only as Camille, voiced anger over the operation.

    “It’s unacceptable that the government is chasing people from their homes,” she said.

    Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said the police would remain on site “as long as is necessary” to prevent those forced out from returning.

    The scale of the police deployment compared to the number of protesters reflects the government’s determination after a first attempt to clear the
    site in 2012 ended in failure.

    Within months of taking office President Emmanuel Macron decided in January to try to end the standoff by pulling the plug on the airport after years of state dithering.

    Supporters had argued that it would boost the local economy but environmentalists countered that the area had unique flora and fauna and that a new facility costing 730 million euros ($890 million) was unnecessary given relatively light traffic at the existing Nantes airport.

    https://www.thelocal.fr/20180409/french-police-launch-tense-operation-to-clear-airport-site-in-western-france

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    French police fire teargas to expel anti-capitalist squatters

    Officers start to remove activists from site of abandoned airport plan in Notre-Dame-des-Landes

    French police have used teargas in an attempt to clear anti-capitalist squatters from the site of an abandoned airport project.

    About 2,500 riot police made a pre-dawn raid in Notre-Dame-des-Landes to evict about 250 activists.

    The squatters have for 10 years to prevent the airport from being built, but refused to leave after the earlier this year, saying they sought to construct an alternative way of life.

    The government had warned they would be evicted and carried out this threat on Monday morning.

    The protesters threw petrol bombs and set fire to barricades made of tyres and wooden pallets to obstruct the police’s advance.

    An eclectic group of anti-capitalists, eco-warriors and squatters, known as Zadists, joined a handful of farmers on the site in 2008.

    Over the past 50 years, successive governments have waded into the debate over the controversial plan to build an airport hub serving western France. The half century had been marked by consultations, arguments and indecision until Emmanuel Macron announced in January that the €580m (£505m) project would be abandoned once and for all.

    An attempt in 2012 failed to dislodge settlers of what is called the ZAD – zone d’aménagement différée (zone for future development) officially and zone à défendre (zone to defend) to protesters.

    The eviction, named Opération César, led to clashes between the squatters and the police, and the government backed down following public outrage at the violent scenes.

    Many of the squatters had abandoned their tents and caravans and built permanent homes, shacks and cabins, or had occupied abandoned farms, making them habitable and planting the land around.

    There was a boulangerie, a brewery, a pirate radio station, an online newspaper and a weekly vegetable market.

    At the end of last year, Zadists told the Guardian they were seeking an alternative, simpler and more utopian way of life.

    “The squatters and the farmers here are building something extraordinary, something that goes back to the simple life of our grandparents,” one said. “We are able to produce what we need, and we don’t need a lot.”

    At 3.22am, Zadist organisers, prepared for eviction, diffused an alert that the police were on their way, and eight minutes later, they set a barricade alight to prevent officers from entering the site. Protesters claimed 70 police buses had surrounded the 1,650-hectare (4,080 acre) site.

    Gérard Collomb, the French interior minister, said police would remain “for as long as necessary” to ensure the site was not reoccupied.

    He said those evicted would be offered alternative accommodation. “Nobody will be left on the street,” Collomb said.

    In December, the squatters were bullish, saying they would not give up on their dream. “The state institutions have no power here. We have organised our lives without them – that’s what they don’t like. Even if they expel us, we’ll come back … After a month, there will be thousands of us,” one warned.

    By midday on Monday, the police prefecture said 10 out of an estimated 97 squats at the site had been dismantled and one person had been arrested for throwing a firebomb. A gendarme was injured in the eye and taken to hospital, but released after treatment.

    The eviction operation is expected to last several days.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/09/france-notre-dame-des-landes-police-anti-airport-activists-teargas

    • It sure looks like we have a Justice Department and FBI that are out of control. With the witch hunt Mueller is carrying out the left is close to destroying the rule of law, if they haven’t already destroyed it. I don’t think the faith in the government that is necessary for the rule of law can be restored in less then 4 or more decades. No matter how this turns out Obama and the Clintons have fundamentally changed the US and it looks like it was changed for the worse.

      I hate the future that the logical conclusion of this mess provides. All we can hope for is to ensure that the US remains a free nation.

  2. France: Squatters removed from rooftop as police clear Z.A.D.

    Squatters were taken away by the police as they occupied the rooftop, after clashes erupted over the eviction of the alternative ‘Zone a Defendre’ (Z.A.D./Zone to Defend) near Notre-Dame-Des-Landes on Monday.

    Protesters held banners reading “stop violence” during the clashes between two sides.

    The evacuation came one day after Prime Minister Edouard Philippe confirmed an eviction will take place in the coming days. In the early morning hours, clashes erupted between riot police and the squatters who resisted the order to leave the abandoned airport site.

    The group originally established the community to protest the building of an airport in the area. While the plans for this airport were abandoned in February 2018, many members of the community still seek to remain and continue their communal living project.

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