If anyone can translate the main articles from Paris Indymedia into english and post them to uk indymedia newswire that'd be great.
On 24th of January 2004, the ecocitizens and the group SOS Parc Paul Mistral organised a mass demonstration. Between 2000 and 4000 people were here to save the trees of the Park. The demontraters demanded a referendum over the trees. A petition of over 15,000 signatures was handed in to the cityhall.
Recently thousands turned out to resist the eviction. This was met by extreme violence from the french police. Water cannons and tear gas were used and around 100 people were hospitalised. There has been widespread outcry against the brutality.
Next week two local people from the Sherwood Tree Camp will be visiting Grenoble.
Feature on Indymedia Paris:
Recent Reports (french):
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btw - in France, echoing the uk "eco-warrrior" label, the media have branded the protesters "accrobranchists"!