Sunday 25 November 2012, by
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As with the previous episode, the data below are primarily from the flash-info from the ZAD website but also a bit of some mainstream media ...
Friday, November 23
6:45 On our construction site, the cops came and busted the windows of huts. People are awakened with tear gas!
7am The cops are at the Rosier and the new cabins!
7:35 Well, the cops at the Rosier give us 30 minutes to leave. They are all around the forest, numerous, 500 according to the mainstream media. A barrage of lies to cops Ardillières.
7:40 Chemin de Suez, they’re removing all the cars that cut access to the forest.
8:10 Curette, two backhoe loaders are protected by many gendarmes.
8:20 Chataigneraie, the cops are confiscating construction equipment.
8:30 The latest news from the forest, the cops are already numerous and surrounding the treehouses, there’s seven vans on their way to the forest on the D81, on the Chemin de Suez, etc..
8:43 Block on the road to the Fosses Noires to prevent people from going to the forest and Rosier.
9:10 There’s Lapouze (sub-prefect) with a bailiff at the new construction site ... They are still trying to enter the construction equipment and put seals on doors.
At 9:15 Rosier, it starts to get heated.
9:35 There is a gathering at the camp in front of the forest where the welcome field was. Come, be careful, go through the fields ...
9:40 In the forest, there are not many people on the ground, a few more around the woods ... There are a lot of people in the trees, sometimes 13 meters high. The forest is surrounded by cops with a cop about every five meters.
10am Gatherings of solidarity in Notre-Dame-des-Landes and Vigneux.
10:20 On the field on the north side of the forest, it gets heated. The climbing team of cops has not yet arrived.
10:30 In the forest, three people were arrested by the cops, released quickly.
10:40 Clashes in the forest.
11:05 Rosier, the south barricade has been destroyed, the cops pass. We still hold the north barricade.
11:15 police start to use their batons, injuries in the forest.
11:23 In the forest, there are more and more people in the trees!
11:25 Three excavators are digging out the path to the construction site. Owner with bailiff and lawyer arrived at the site.
11:30 The excavators have returned to the site!
11:35 Ardillières, cops block cars, but it’s possible to pass on foot, a group of 50 people who have just arrived goes towards the Rosier. New tractors who want to join the Rosier are gassed! Need reinforcements on the northern barricade Rosier to help tractors.
11:45 A huge dump truck is back on our construction site, they surely have the intent to destroy, need reinforcements there!
11:50 Sixty people are in the forest, the situation is stable.
12pm Clashes on northern barricade Rosier.
12:05 On site, the cops continue to say they do not want to destroy houses, the bulldozers are there for everything around them ...
24:16 There are plenty of tractors arrived on the D81 in front of the cops who keep a block around the forest!
12:35 tear gas versus rocks around the Rosier.
24:40 stun grenades and fighting in the forest.
13h cops shoot stun grenades into the forest and around the site. In return, protesters attack by throwing stones, bottles and Molotov cocktails.
1:02 p.m. There are a lot of cops in the forest. At the site, the situation is stable at the moment they have destroyed nothing but there are plenty of grenades ...
The food arrived at 1:07 p.m. Rosier. :)
1:17 p.m. In the forest, there are a hundred people and about fifty cops fighting continues. The tear gas flying around.
1:25 p.m. Between the forest and the construction site, it heats up a lot, plenty of grenades and one of their construction equipment is in flames.
1:35 p.m. machines enter the forest
1:40 p.m. The climbing team has arrived in the forest.
1:57 p.m. a protester was quite seriously injured by a stun grenade.
14h friend that are in the trees in the forest are surrounded by the police, who are themselves surrounded by protesters!
2:04 p.m. The injured person waits to be transported to the hospital by the firemen ...
2:05 p.m. machines in the forest are blocked by protesters.
2:10 p.m. The cabin / house in the Chataigneraie is back in friendly hands, and friends are mounted on the roof! The intervention by the cops there was made with a pretext to search.
2:55 p.m. One of the machines in the forest turned around and left.
3:06 p.m. Rosier, the electricity was cut off. At the Chataigneraie, a burning hut is under control, there are still people on the roof!
3:30 p.m. the helicopter returns.
3:35 p.m. Chataigneraie, many people are still on the roof, warnings are initiated by the cops, risk of a charge.
3:45 p.m. Rosier, there are still many people (including a lot of farmers and tractors), many cops, too, the situation has not really advanced to our knowledge.
4:10 p.m. machines working on Chataigneraie, the cops pick up the materials around, firing copious tear gas, clashes continue right and left.
4:16 p.m. Two diggers and a dump truck working on site, they’re clearing trees.
4:21 p.m. Reinforcement requested Chataigneraie to retrieve a generator that police loaded and we’d like to keep ...
At 4:26 p.m. Rosier, cops attacked the walls of one of the first occupied house on the ZAD!
4:30 p.m. Loads of gas in the forest, a lot of solidarity among people of all ages and gender, the medical team also there.
4:45 p.m. The fighting continues, the cops will not stop throwing stun grenades.
4:56 p.m. The cops are now leaving the forest Rohanne!
5:01 p.m. several wounded by grenades. We try to self-medicate where possible but some still need to go to the hospital.
5:02 p.m. Return of grenades by the cops.
5:20 p.m. Le Rosier evicted and immediately destroyed
5:30 p.m. Again explosions of grenades in the Chataigneraie.
6:26 p.m. The demolition of Rosier is completed, there remains a dump truck escorted by GM.
6:28 p.m. on Chataigneraie, the construction machine is blocked by protesters, the tools still haven’t left.
6:32 p.m. We still hear a lot of grenades to Chataigneraie, it’s still heated.
At 6:42 p.m. Rosier, the cops amuse themselves by puncturing tires of two tractors, they cut the valve and roll with it!
6:56 p.m. Across the ZAD, we hear cries of "Vinci degage! Resistance and Sabotage! ’
7:35 p.m. ze hear bulldozers breaking things in the Chataigneraie. The demonstrators there are pushed back to forest Rohanne where you can still hear concussion grenades!
7:45 p.m. a comrade is injured by tear gas shot in the head, open wound.
20h a general assembly planned, but it seems that this is actually going to be postponed, because a lot of people are still into the forest and Chataigneraie.
8:10 p.m. Already people starting to build in the forest ... our determination is intact! The road between La Paquelais Rolandière and is still crowded with trucks, it stirs at the Rolandière where people are gassed.
8:45 p.m. We have reports of checkpoints in the area, and confirmation that two people are hospitalized (flash grenades for one of them).
10:25 p.m. The fighting continues in the Rohanne forest! tear gas and rubber bullets too.
11:45 p.m. The situation is calm again. The new cabins are still standing, let’s defend them!