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30 October 2014

On Saturday October 25, thousands of opponents to the Testet dam gathered in the Sivens forest, France, to protest against this unnecessary and unwanted infrastructure project. The protesters in Testet were met with a massive police presence that - according to several witnesses - fired into the crowd. It is highly likely that this was the cause of the tragic death of a 21 year old man, Rémi Fraisse.

Friends of the Earth Europe offers its condolences to the parents and friends of Rémi and demands that this event be thoroughly investigated.

France
27 October 2014


This month sees the launch of Jordens Vänner/Friends of the Earth Sweden's Europe-wide campaign to save a number of European night trains which are planned to stop running this December. Anyone can sign the email petition which targets the train operators.

Sweden
27 October 2014

This weekend, Friends of the Earth campaigners from across Europe visited one of the front-lines in the struggle against drilling for unconventional oil and gas in the south-east of England. There is a growing movement in the UK to oppose fracking – in the courts, in the fields and on the roads, and by creating community-owned renewable energy projects. Friends of the Earth is linking this movement with struggles to oppose fracking in other parts of the country and across the world.

England, Wales and Northern Ireland
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