Bure (France): Forest reoccupied

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Next to Bure, France, Lejuc forest is reoccupied since the 18th of july at 14h. Many people have moved into the place, on the ground as well as in the trees to reaffirm their opposition to the project of radioactive waste burrying center Cigéo, to nuclear power and the industrial, colonial, military world that goes with it. The police forces that occupied this strategic location until then and protected Andra’s interests were forced to leave. From now on, we call for people to come here in Lejuc forest, as well as in Bure and Mandres-en-Barrois, two villages located two kilometers from the forest.

Lejuc forest is in the area of the nuclear dumpster project. Andra plans to clear it to perform archeological digs and drillings, before covering it with concrete to build ventilation shafts. The forest was already occupied twice before, in july 2016 and then from the 15th august 2016 to the 22nd february 2018, date when 500 cops evicted the forest and destroyed the houses of the people who were occupying it.

On the site, the repression includes a constant police presence, judicial supervisions, territory bans, house searches, and prison sentences. This reoccupation is also an answer to the State repression, stating that the local opposition hasn’t been crushed. The State represses and evicts, these past years as always. Bure is no more than one of its laboratories of law enforcement. This 18th of july, we tried to put it to flight and the cops didn’t have a choice but to withdraw.

We call for people to come here in Lejuc forest, as well as in Bure and Mandres-en-Barrois, two villages located two kilometers from the forest. If you want to support us, you can come here, where we need help on the ground, in the trees, in the villages. Whether it be to climb in the trees, build barricades, hold them, bring material, make food, etc. You are welcome. You can also spread this communiqué as widely as possible. If you cannot come, it’s also possible to support us from far away, infrastructures of the nuclear industry and subcontractors working for Andra are plentiful.

If you wish to come, you can visit the website bureburebure.info for up to date informations about the situation on site.

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