Sunday, second day of the inter-committee weekend in and around Mandres-en-Barrois (Region: Meuse).

Like the day before, people came from Bure in a Group to join the activities in Mandres.

Throughout the whole day, the satursday’s inter-committee discussions continued, talking about how to organize in the committees and how to fight.

Beside that, people gathered for another attempt to go to the forest. Again, there was a few hundred people that left the village, but this time without the parts of the watchtower. The march wasn’t taking the direct path to the forest, but instead went in direction of Bonnet, crossing the “Ormancon” river and than went North through the fields and small forests. Helicopter and Plane of Andra were circling in the air.

At some point, the gendarmerie approached from West and North, blocking the way of the people. From then, people spread in the fields, trying to make a circle around the lpolice’s lines. Confronting them again and again in different ways and on various points of their line which got more and more loose. The wind was blowing in the right direction, making the teargas hit the gendarmes themselves instead of the people. Still people didn’t manage to break through and when gendarmerie-forces appeared on South-East of the road between Mandres and Bonnet, people started to retread.

They regrouped on the road and then left in direction of Mandres, followed quickly by the gendarmes, whom made an ambush and catched 9 people.

The Group reached Mandres after some more confrontations on the way. The gendarmes followed into the village, shooting teargas and taking back “their” positions.

One person was set free after short time, 8 were kept in custody over night.

Some owls from Bure and surroundings.