On May 22, 2018 an activist named Maxime has lost his hand in la ZAD while trying to throw a smoke grenade back to cops. The weapon exploded in his hand. His family and friends are now gathering money to buy a prosthesis that will allow him to rebuilt his life and pursue his studies. The more they get, the more the prosthesis will be of good quality, comfortable and performative. For your information, a prosthesis costs between 30 000 and 60 000 euros.
The A-Fund decided to chip in and send to Maxime 137,65 euros. Everyone can participate even if its just with a few euros using this link.
Environmental activists have protested against the construction of the airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes since 2008. Supporters of the project argued it would boost economic development in Pays-de-la-Loire, while opponents argued it was too environmentally unfriendly. The project of the airport was cancelled in January 2018.
The activists call the 1,650-hectare site their ‘Zone a Defendre’ (Zone to be Defended). The occupants of the anarchist commune demand the right to stay after creating a self-governing utopia.