Notre-Dame-des-Landes: Three ‘Vinci’ lackeys chased out of the ZAD (and their vehicles sabotaged)

Wednesday morning [April 29th], in Vigneux-de-Bretagne, three biologists from Angers who came to study marbled newt were chased off by a dozen masked individuals.

In recent days, scientists from Gecco (Ecology and Conservation of Vertebrates Group), a Faculty of Sciences laboratory in Angers, have been taking samples on the ZAD. The concessionaire appointed by the state, mandated by Vinci, are studying the functionality of amphibian populations on the zone affected by the airport project. In this case the marbled newt.

Wednesday morning, they were acting in a place called La Fremière, north of Vigneux-de-Bretagne, when they saw a dozen hooded people arrive. They asked them to leave the premises after breaking windows and windscreens and puncturing their car tires.

By the time the gendarmes [military police] had arrived at the scene, the persons unknown had fled. There were no arrests. A complaint was filed.

[Translated from Le Chat Noir Emeutier, originally from Ouest France, April 30th 2015.]