REPORT OF WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING HERE THIS SUNDAY 15 APRIL. or THE MAGIC OF THE ZAD! from contra info
Despite the state of siege imposed by the government, a crowd of 15,000 to 20,000 people has succeeded, whatever the cost, in reaching different points of the ZAD this Sunday. This afternoon new groups are arriving all the time.
Since this morning, the state has done everything possible to break this huge surge of solidarity: there are road blocks and checkpoints everywhere; police checkpoint policeman at the exit lanes of the motorways, asking drivers not to to try to go to the solidarity gathering.
Solidarity from Milan, front of a Squat, with Italians, Portugueses, Greeks, Cypriots, Romanians, Czechs, Serbians, Scottish, French.
At 2.00pm there was a solemn moment at the Bellevue Farm. The thousands of sticks and clubs (batons) planted on the 8th of October 2016 were dug up from the ground. We had made a solemn promise to come and collect them if ever the ZAD came under renewed attack. That time has now come!
Call for an emergency demonstration in solidarity with the
#ZAD, Wednesday, April 18th, 5 PM, in #SanFrancisco. https://itsgoingdown.org/san-francisco-call-for-solidarity-demo-with-la-zad/ …
Hambacher Forst @HambiBleibt 13h13 hours ago In 1 week of defense of
#ZAD in #Britany #Zadistes have come under a #militarized #police attack that used 2 tons or #CS #TearGas cartriges, grenades & #RubberBullets. #Degrowth is not going to happen if #Climate #Disasterism fuels more #Repression not solutions. #ClimateJustice
Meanwhile other large groups of demonstrators, with batons in hand, have spilled over from all sides of the police operation on the D81 road, and have crossed the road to pass to the east, into the forbidden zone, which has been occupied since this morning by columns of gendarmes.
Finland: In solidarity with ZAD in Helsinki Tattoo Circus 2018 April 14. ZAD Partout! https://varisverkosto.com/2018/04/solidarity-with-zad-in-helsinki-tattoo-circus/ …
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A mobile construction has been carried across the fields. Meanwhile more than a hundred people have been kettled since since this morning at the La Grée farm. Supporters are trying to reach them. We are informed that the Prefect [local representative of the state] has arrived at the Saulce crossroads.
After yesterday’s solid demonstration of more than 10,000 people in Nantes, involving trade unionists, students and supporters of the ZAD, she will once again be able to see with her own eyes that nobody can crush our collective desire by the use of terror and destruction!
ZAD partout @ZAD_PARTOUT 13h13 hours ago RT ZAD_NDDL “RT th1an1: During protest against gold mining in
#Skouries, in northern #Greece‘s Halkidiki peninsula, this morning. Residents and activists fight to protect the forest and environment from the destructive greed of corporations and State… ”
The ZAD has been wounded, but it is always magical!
We shall shortly send an update on the events of this afternoon
For further information, see the regular updates at the ZAD website: Zone à defendre – zad.nadir