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Protest grows against new French airport at Notre-Dame-des-Landes near Nantes

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Reuters/Stephane Mahe

A French government project to build a new airport on rural land near the western city of Nantes has met growing resistance from farmers, residents, politicians and activists. As public debates continue over the airport’s potential economic and environmental impact, recent weeks have seen an increasing number of opponents occupying the land. RFI went to Notre-Dame-des-Landes to meet some of the protestors.

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