The 20th of october : an eviction rehearsal ?

Because of mistakes made on vmc about the « police pressure » of the 20th we want to bring to the light a few important facts and the intensity of this moment. Last friday we have lived the most important attack on the forest since the eviction of the 7th of july 2016. This text is an alarm call for a lasting intensification of the resistance, especially in the forest and on the barricades.

It wasn’t simply a way to « put pressure » on us

The GM (gendarmes mobiles, a military corps for maintaing order) arrived at night, just before dawn, driving slowly with their lights out. Thanks to a light on vigie sud (south watch) we suddenly distinguished many cars around us. At this point they were fifty meters away, taking our roadblocks off the way. We quickly stopped counting the cars to sound the alarm and set fire to the first barricade on the road. Fifty GM with full armor and shields formed a line in front of it. While defending owls held the front against them, others went toward the east to prevent a surrounding maneuver. They spotted GM trying to penetrate the wood through the bushes and burned another barricade to stop them. After half an hour of fierce resistance the military retreated.

The number of GM and the surrounding tactics lead us to think they had at least the intention of arresting people. Whether it is or not a rehearsal for the eviction of the wood’s occupants, a new level has been reached in their strategy.

Andra’s project is stuck in a juridic entanglement and it faces a setback due to the environmental impact of the CIGEO project. Its allies in the Préfecture (the state’s departmental representant especially for maintaining order) have chosen to answer with threats and violence.

We need all your support to build and defend barricades, to live in the forest, do the automedia. We also need support from afar, financial and material, as well as decentralized actions against Andra and its allies.

Thank you for diffusing this text !

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