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Protesters clash with French gendarmes in the zoned ZAD (Deferred Development Zone) in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, near Nantes, France, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters clash with French gendarmes in the zoned ZAD (Deferred Development Zone) in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, near Nantes, France, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters clash with French gendarmes in the zoned ZAD (Deferred Development Zone) in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, near Nantes, France, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Tear gas floats in the air during clashes between protesters and French gendarmes in the zoned ZAD (Deferred Development Zone), April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Tear gas floats in the air during clashes between protesters and French gendarmes in the zoned ZAD (Deferred Development Zone), April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Tear gas floats in the air during clashes between protesters and French gendarmes in the zoned ZAD (Deferred Development Zone), April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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French gendarmes apprehend a protester during clashes, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French gendarmes apprehend a protester during clashes, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French gendarmes apprehend a protester during clashes, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Protesters carry a wood frame to rebuild a structure in the zoned ZAD (Deferred Development Zone), April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters carry a wood frame to rebuild a structure in the zoned ZAD (Deferred Development Zone), April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters carry a wood frame to rebuild a structure in the zoned ZAD (Deferred Development Zone), April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Tear gas floats in the air as a protester crosses a field during clashes with French gendarmes, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Tear gas floats in the air as a protester crosses a field during clashes with French gendarmes, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Tear gas floats in the air as a protester crosses a field during clashes with French gendarmes, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Protesters walk near a sign with the message, "We are here, We will remain here", in the zoned ZAD (Deferred Development Zone), April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters walk near a sign with the message, "We are here, We will remain here", in the zoned ZAD (Deferred Development Zone), April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters walk near a sign with the message, "We are here, We will remain here", in the zoned ZAD (Deferred Development Zone), April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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French gendarmes secure an area near an armoured vehicle during clashes with protesters, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French gendarmes secure an area near an armoured vehicle during clashes with protesters, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French gendarmes secure an area near an armoured vehicle during clashes with protesters, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Injured French gendarmes are evacuated by colleagues during clashes with protesters, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Injured French gendarmes are evacuated by colleagues during clashes with protesters, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Injured French gendarmes are evacuated by colleagues during clashes with protesters, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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French gendarmes secure an area during clashes with protesters, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French gendarmes secure an area during clashes with protesters, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French gendarmes secure an area during clashes with protesters, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A protester stands behind a tree as he fires a roman candle during clashes with French CRS riot police during a demonstration in Nantes, April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A protester stands behind a tree as he fires a roman candle during clashes with French CRS riot police during a demonstration in Nantes, April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A protester stands behind a tree as he fires a roman candle during clashes with French CRS riot police during a demonstration in Nantes, April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Tear gas floats in the air as protesters clash with French CRS riot police during a demonstration in Nantes, April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Tear gas floats in the air as protesters clash with French CRS riot police during a demonstration in Nantes, April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Tear gas floats in the air as protesters clash with French CRS riot police during a demonstration in Nantes, April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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French CRS riot police hold a position during clashes with protesters at a demonstration in Nantes, April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French CRS riot police hold a position during clashes with protesters at a demonstration in Nantes, April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French CRS riot police hold a position during clashes with protesters at a demonstration in Nantes, April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Tear gas floats in the air as protesters clash with French CRS riot police during a demonstration in Nantes, April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Tear gas floats in the air as protesters clash with French CRS riot police during a demonstration in Nantes, April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Tear gas floats in the air as protesters clash with French CRS riot police during a demonstration in Nantes, April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A protester uses a metal grate to break a storefront window during clashes with French CRS riot police at a demonstration in Nantes, April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A protester uses a metal grate to break a storefront window during clashes with French CRS riot police at a demonstration in Nantes, April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A protester uses a metal grate to break a storefront window during clashes with French CRS riot police at a demonstration in Nantes, April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A hen crosses the road as protesters stand by a barricade in the zoned ZAD (Deferred Development Zone), April 13, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A hen crosses the road as protesters stand by a barricade in the zoned ZAD (Deferred Development Zone), April 13, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A hen crosses the road as protesters stand by a barricade in the zoned ZAD (Deferred Development Zone), April 13, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Protesters stand by a barricade as they face off against French gendarmes, April 13, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters stand by a barricade as they face off against French gendarmes, April 13, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters stand by a barricade as they face off against French gendarmes, April 13, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A protester walks near burning debris that barricades a road as French gendarmes continue an evacuation operation, April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A protester walks near burning debris that barricades a road as French gendarmes continue an evacuation operation, April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A protester walks near burning debris that barricades a road as French gendarmes continue an evacuation operation, April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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An injured protester is carried through the forest during clashes with French gendarmes, April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

An injured protester is carried through the forest during clashes with French gendarmes, April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

An injured protester is carried through the forest during clashes with French gendarmes, April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Protesters gather near burning debris that barricades a road as French gendarmes continue an evacuation April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters gather near burning debris that barricades a road as French gendarmes continue an evacuation April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters gather near burning debris that barricades a road as French gendarmes continue an evacuation April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A protester uses a tennis racket to hit a tear gas canister during the evacuation operation April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A protester uses a tennis racket to hit a tear gas canister during the evacuation operation April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A protester uses a tennis racket to hit a tear gas canister during the evacuation operation April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Protesters throw Molotov cocktails during clashes with French gendarmes April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters throw Molotov cocktails during clashes with French gendarmes April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters throw Molotov cocktails during clashes with French gendarmes April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A protester holds a French gendarme's baton and shield during the evacuation operation April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A protester holds a French gendarme's baton and shield during the evacuation operation April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A protester holds a French gendarme's baton and shield during the evacuation operation April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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French gendarmes secure the area as they burn debris from squats they destroyed during the evacuation operation April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French gendarmes secure the area as they burn debris from squats they destroyed during the evacuation operation April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French gendarmes secure the area as they burn debris from squats they destroyed during the evacuation operation April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Protesters prepare trenches and barricades on a country road during the evacuation operation by French gendarmes April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters prepare trenches and barricades on a country road during the evacuation operation by French gendarmes April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters prepare trenches and barricades on a country road during the evacuation operation by French gendarmes April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Protesters gather on a road as French gendarmes advance with an armoured vehicle April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters gather on a road as French gendarmes advance with an armoured vehicle April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters gather on a road as French gendarmes advance with an armoured vehicle April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Tear gas floats in the air near a protester during clashes April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Tear gas floats in the air near a protester during clashes April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Tear gas floats in the air near a protester during clashes April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Tear gas floats in the air near a protester during clashes April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Tear gas floats in the air near a protester during clashes April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Tear gas floats in the air near a protester during clashes April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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An umbrella is seen in front of the debris of a destroyed building as French gendarmes continue an evacuation operation April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

An umbrella is seen in front of the debris of a destroyed building as French gendarmes continue an evacuation operation April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

An umbrella is seen in front of the debris of a destroyed building as French gendarmes continue an evacuation operation April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Tear gas floats in the air near protesters who throw projectiles April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Tear gas floats in the air near protesters who throw projectiles April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Tear gas floats in the air near protesters who throw projectiles April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A protester flashes a laser pointer at French gendarmes during clashes April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A protester flashes a laser pointer at French gendarmes during clashes April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A protester flashes a laser pointer at French gendarmes during clashes April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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French gendarmes stand on a road near burning debris April 9, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French gendarmes stand on a road near burning debris April 9, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French gendarmes stand on a road near burning debris April 9, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A French gendarme holds his mud-splattered shield during an evacuation operation France, April 9, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A French gendarme holds his mud-splattered shield during an evacuation operation France, April 9, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A French gendarme holds his mud-splattered shield during an evacuation operation France, April 9, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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French gendarmes charge during clashes with protesters April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French gendarmes charge during clashes with protesters April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French gendarmes charge during clashes with protesters April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Tear gas floats in the air as protesters retreat and French gendarmes advance April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Tear gas floats in the air as protesters retreat and French gendarmes advance April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Tear gas floats in the air as protesters retreat and French gendarmes advance April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A protester collects canisters during clashes with French gendarmes April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A protester collects canisters during clashes with French gendarmes April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A protester collects canisters during clashes with French gendarmes April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Protesters gather on a road as French gendarmes advance with an armoured vehicle April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters gather on a road as French gendarmes advance with an armoured vehicle April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters gather on a road as French gendarmes advance with an armoured vehicle April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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French gendarmes secure a road during clashes with protesters during an evacuation operation April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French gendarmes secure a road during clashes with protesters during an evacuation operation April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French gendarmes secure a road during clashes with protesters during an evacuation operation April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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French gendarmes assist an injured colleague April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French gendarmes assist an injured colleague April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French gendarmes assist an injured colleague April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Protesters stand near the debris of a destroyed building as French gendarmes continue an evacuation operation April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters stand near the debris of a destroyed building as French gendarmes continue an evacuation operation April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Protesters stand near the debris of a destroyed building as French gendarmes continue an evacuation operation April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A protester prepares to throw a Molotov cocktail during clashes with French gendarmes April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A protester prepares to throw a Molotov cocktail during clashes with French gendarmes April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A protester prepares to throw a Molotov cocktail during clashes with French gendarmes April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Tear gas floats behind French gendarmes as they clash with protesters April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Tear gas floats behind French gendarmes as they clash with protesters April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Tear gas floats behind French gendarmes as they clash with protesters April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A protester lies in the mud as French gendarmes form a barrier during an evacuation operation, April 9, 2018. 


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A protester lies in the mud as French gendarmes form a barrier during an evacuation operation, April 9, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A protester lies in the mud as French gendarmes form a barrier during an evacuation operation, April 9, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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