Airport hunger strike ends after 28 days
Nicola Hebden · 9 May 2012, 10:32
Published: 09 May 2012 11:57 GMT+02:00
Updated: 09 May 2012 10:32 GMT+02:00
The activists started the hunger strike a month ago to campaign against the expulsion of farmers who owned the land where authorities planned to build the Notre-Dame-des-Landes airport.
They originally started protesting in January this year.
One of the farmers concerned, Michel Tari, said: “The battle will continue, but what is most important is that the farmers concerned, about 100 people, will not be asked to leave in at least the next two years.”
A camp set up during the hunger in Nantes town centre, dubbed as the protesters’ headquarters, is to be dismantled today.