Activists are celebrating an announcement that plans to build a €580 million airport in western France are to be abandoned after more than 50 years. Opponents to the proposed Notre-Dame-des-Landes airport, which was to be built near the city of Nantes, said the project threatened nearby woods and wetland. Protests drew tens of thousands of people, including an estimated 40,000 people who formed a human chain around the site in 2013.

“This struggle was won because it brought together such a rich variety of rebels, from farmers to squatters, trade unionists to anarchists and ecologists,” says ...


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