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Deux-Sèvres: “anti-basins” demonstrators sentenced to suspended prison

2022-11-29T11:27:54.023Z

They had participated in the mobilization which had turned into a confrontation at the end of October. "Mixed in a general movement, (they) could not ignore such an intensity of violence", explained the president of the court.



This trial is a travesty!

We are going to leave this room, you will judge without us

”, got carried away before leaving the hearing Me Alexis Baudelin, the lawyer for two of the five defendants implicated after the violent demonstration organized on October 29 in Sainte-Soline ( Two Sevres).

The Niort Criminal Court, surrounded by the police and more than 200 demonstrators, judged these "

anti-basin activists

" on Monday for "

participation in a group formed to commit degradation and violence

".

Like them, this autumn Saturday, between 4,000 and 7,000 people took part in a mobilization – banned by the prefecture – against a project for 16 water substitution reserves intended for intensive crop irrigation.

Following imposing clashes, 61 gendarmes were injured, including 22 "

seriously

", according to the police.

Gérald Darmanin, Minister of the Interior, then called these demonstrators “

eco-terrorists

”.

"Water War"

In…

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Source: lefigaro

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