April 13, 2018 15:58 IST

French police clash with eco-activists

1 of 5 French police,eco-activists,western France,French police swoop
Protesters stand with debris that barricades a road as French gendarmes continue an evacuation operation in the zoned ZAD (Deferred Development Zone) at Notre-Dame-des-Landes, near Nantes, France, April 12, 2018. Credit: Reuters
2 of 5 French police,eco-activists,western France,French police swoop
A protester walks near burning debris that barricades a road as French gendarmes continue an evacuation operation in the zoned ZAD (Deferred Development Zone) at Notre-Dame-des-Landes, near Nantes, France, April 12, 2018. Credit: Reuters
3 of 5 French police,eco-activists,western France,French police swoop
An injured protester is carried through the forest during clashes with French gendarmes who continue an evacuation operation in the zoned ZAD (Deferred Development Zone) at Notre-Dame-des-Landes, near Nantes, France, April 12, 2018. Credit: Reuters
4 of 5 French police,eco-activists,western France,French police swoop
Protesters gather near debris that barricades a road as French gendarmes continue an evacuation operation in the zoned ZAD (Deferred Development Zone) at Notre-Dame-des-Landes, near Nantes, France, April 12, 2018. Credit: Reuters
5 of 5 French police,eco-activists,western France,French police swoop
A protester uses a tennis racket to hit a tear gas canister during the evacuation operation by French gendarmes in the zoned ZAD (Deferred Development Zone) at Notre-Dame-des-Landes, near Nantes, France, April 11, 2018. Credit: Reuters