Thousands protest against new airport construction near Nantes, France

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Thousands of protesters marched along a national road near the city of Nantes to protest against the construction of the new airport and the eviction of the locals from the planned construction site.

Protesters also claim that the $633 million project will be detrimental to the environment and is a wasteful use of government funds.

Approved in 2008, the new airport is scheduled for opening next year and will replace the current Nantes Atlantique Airport that handles 3 million passengers a year.  

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