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

In the Morning the people that slept in the House of Resistance in Bure went in some kind of demonstration to Mandres without problems (it was forbidden by the prefecture to have any kind of demonstration in the region).

The police installed itself in the villages around, making the siege, which is anyway in place since the eviction, heavier than before.

Few hours of inter-committee discussions took place in the Barn of the new house, switching between assembly and small-group discussions. At least 10 existing committees and 11 committees in construction took part in the discussions.

After the discussion time, people prepared themselves for the demo in direction of the “bois Lejuc”, which is the formerly occupied forest, evicted 9 days before. There was the proposal from part of the people to build a watch-point next to the former south-barricade, on a field owned by a friend. Something not really illegal.

The police left some of their positions in Mandres, so the way out of the village in direction of the forest was free. A few hundred people left the village on the path leading directly to the forest. Many people wearing masks, but also carrying parts of the watchtower, shields and reinforced banners.

On the crossroad between former south-barricade, Bure and Mandres the gendarmerie deployed itself, blocking the path to the forest and to the field for the watch-point. They had a water-cannon and something around 100-200 cops were there. A helicopter was circling in the air.

Before reaching the gendarmerie-forces, the demo stopped and spread in direction of the south-east part of the forest. Carrying the parts of the watch-point, people weren’t really fast/mobile. The Gendarmes reorganized their forces, forming a line, blocking the people from going in direction of the forest. People tried to break through with shields and reinforced banners but get pushed back by the gendarmes, using tonfas and teargas.

Small clashes took place at different points, but the gendarmerie-forces were way to heavy and managed to push the people back to the path, continuously using teargas.

So the demo moved back in direction of Mandres, with the gendarmes following behind, forming a line 20-40 meters away, on the east-side of the demo. On the half way back, part of the demo attacked the gendarmes walking on the side, resulting in more teargas being shot and the gendarmes leaving a bigger distance with the demo.

The demo came back to Mandres. The gendarmerie took back their positions in/around the village, putting the siege back in place.

Some owls from Bure and the surroundings.

In the Aveyron too, the Andra is hiding in a tunnel!


News from friends of the Amassada in the Aveyron. Meanwhile we were taking for a walk the riot cops in the fields and the discussion of the committees kept going on, last sunday, some owls visited the nucleocrates at one of their experimentations sites!

The story of this action:

In Tournemire (south of Aveyron) this sunday 4th of March, we were 30 to come and show our support to the Bure’s comrades in their struggle against the CIGEO project. The site was not chosen randomly: this is an IRSN site (the institute for radioprotection and nuclear security) hidden in an old railway tunnel. This underground lab participates at the nucleocrate logical, because it is on of the four european sites that is welcoming this kind of experiences. They give back to ANDRA counter-expertises about the technical feasibility of the nuclear wastes burying under chalky rocks. Here, we are not fools: the industrial windmills participates of the same fabricated world by the energeticians and the green transition won’t save us from the ressources shortage of the planet. We don’t want a “smart apocalypse”. Solidarity with Bure and the other struggles on the territory!


Long live the decentralized actions! Give a look at it, there is probablye an ANDRA or IRSN site near your home!

More photos and infos on the struggle on the Amassada site.

NEWS of the 6th of March

On the repression side:

A day spent in Bar Le duc (under the occupation of the riot cops). The cake slicer trial at 10.30am. The general attorney asked for 2 months in parole (and the giveback of the cake slicer), rendering the 24th of April. This afternoon, immediate audition of a friend arrested the last sunday. About 40 people has come to support him. He refused to get an immediate trial, the general attorney asked for his preventive imprisonment, the judge has place him under judicial control with an interdiction of the territory of Meuse till his tiral the 4th of April.

The 6 last persons in custody has been released after 48 hours with summons for the 23rd of May at 2pm in Bar-le-Duc.

Translation: On the right, the prefect of Meuse in combat mode, this weekend. The left sign says: Your sight is full of the love of militarization. Dialogue by forbidding the protests, using truncheons and grenades.


On the ANDRA side:

Trucks are still coming in and out the forest, occupied by the police forces, to carry out wall parts and wood.

NEWS: Monday 5th of March

Repression side

A run all day long (hundreds of kilometers through the Meuse) to finally learn at 12.30pm that an immediate trial would be held at 3pm in Bar-Le-Duc. The other custodies (7) have been extended for another 24h. 7 persons will stay for a second night in 5 police stations across the Meuse.

The immediate trial being accepted, the general attorney required 6 months of imprisonment with 3 months of parole, without preventive imprisonment. The verdict: the friend has been condemned to 3 months of parole with 1 year probation, a 1-year interdiction of the territory of Meuse, and no record in its personal judicial record.


Daily life side

Some cleaning and rest in perspective. Lots of discussion, a rap workshop, many songs in perspective. Hommous party.

What the cops never show – Protest of the 3rd of March

Since the eviction, new cops with the “Communication” label are filming the police interventions. After the montage, the movies are uploaded on their Youtube channel “L’essor de la Gendarmerie” (possible translation “Rise of the Gendarmerie”, no joke here) and are massively relayed in mainstream media.

These pictures are taken in the heart of the action and these latters are cautiously selected. Luckily, no violence from the cops are shown but it is obvious that there would have been some compromising ones, as this movie can prove it. This new communication service of the cops is a tool for their propaganda and to manipulate the facts. Worse than the mainstream media images, the cops images relayed by them!