Eco-warriors or eco-terrorists? Exploring French environmental activism

In this week's show we focus on environmental activism in France. The issue has been in the spotlight following a standoff between authorities and environmentalists over the construction of an agriculture water storage project in western France. The local project grabbed national headlines after violent clashes between law enforcement agents and activists. According to Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin, the activists' methods amount to "eco-terrorism". The situation is potentially explosive for the government. Critics say the environmentalist movement is seeing growing extremism within its ranks, but the tradition of environmental activism runs deep in France.


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