After Remi Fraisse’s death, last week end, the general council of the Tarn department decided to adjourn the project of Sivens dam.
After the council member assembly today, the elected representative decided to adjourn the controversial bulding site of Sivens. This decision has been taken following the tragic death, of Remi Fraisse, a young protester, against the controversial Sivens’ dam, on October 26. « We take the decision to say that it was impossible to pursue the Sivens’ dam project. We couldn’t pretend, after this tragedy, that nothing had happened,” declared Michel Albarède, the second-in-command of the general council of the Tarn. Nevertheless, the adjourn isn’t permanent because, according to an expert report commissioned by the Minister of Ecology Ségolène Royal on Monday, although the project is oversized, it’s unrealistic to stop it. The declaration of the council member, didn’t calm down the organisation against the dam, who fear that another project will replace he previous one.
Gabrielle Devosse IEJ 1B
After some researches Remi Fraisse’s bag is finally found. It is in the hands of the opposition to the construction of the dam on the Visens site (department of Tarn). After the autoposy practiced yesterday, Law Clerk says Remi died as a result of an explosion.
The analysis of this bag and its combustion could help to understand whether it is a grenade shoot by law enforcement or a Molotov cocktail coming from the ranks of the protesters which caused the death of the young man. The Fraisse family has decided to sue for intentional homicide. The father of the victim said that his son went to the site as a tourist with his girlfriend. The finger tips forces reacted in a press release stating that they were attacked with molotov cocktails and they cannot be blamed solely on the basis of testimonies.
by Ladislas de Waziers, IEJ 3E