French police fire teargas to expel anti-airport squatters

Officers remove activists from Notre-Dame-des-Landes site that was earmarked for new airport

French police have fired teargas and stun grenades while removing environmental activists and anarchists from a site in western France that had been earmarked for a new airport.

The area in Notre-Dame-des-Landes had been squatted for years by opponents of the plan to build a €580m (£505m) airport, which the government dropped in January.

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