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Sainte-Soline: "The actions of environmental activists will be more and more violent"


INTERVIEW – For Sébastien Leurquin, author of the book “The Confrontation that comes”, the violent clashes which marked the illegal gathering against a “mega-basin” construction site, this March 25 in Deux-Sèvres, illustrate the radicalization of some environmental activists.

Sébastien Leurquin is a freelance journalist.

He is the author, with Anthony Cortes, of the book

The coming confrontation, from eco-resistance to eco-terrorism?

(ed. du Rocher, 2023).



- Are the events of this weekend in Sainte-Soline the illustration of what you denounce in your book, the escalation of violence between two irreconcilable camps?

Sebastien LEURQUIN.



This weekend, we saw the worst-case scenario: police officers were injured and the vital prognosis of an activist is engaged.

It was predictable.

All the activists with whom we have been in contact for a year and a half, Anthony Cortes (Editor's note, the co-author of the book

The confrontation that comes

) and myself, have been repeating since the end of 2022 that the events of Sainte -Soline were going to take place.

If we knew about it, I can't believe the intelligence services didn't.

Is it a collective bankruptcy?

In any case, the State was unable to prevent this action.

We observe a

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Source: lefigaro

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