While the ink of the environmental authorization for the construction of the A69 motorway is barely dry, work started on Monday between Castres and Verfeil. This axis supposed to save twenty-three minutes of travel between the sub-prefecture of the Tarn and the Pink City has been disputed for several years and several associations have already announced that they were going to attack before the administrative jurisdiction the environmental authorizations issued by the prefects of Tarn and Haute-Garonne.
Beyond the judicial field, opponents have decided for several weeks to take action on the ground to denounce what they consider to be an “ecocidal” project. On the night of February 27 to 28, members of the Extinction Rebellion collective graffitied the facades of the town halls of Soual and Puylaurens in order to “denounce the dangerous political choices for the municipalities and the territory”. Members of the Sor & Agout community of municipalities, these two communities are accused by activists of having “agreed to finance this project up to half a million euros”.
Degradations which had been condemned “with the greatest firmness” by the prefect of Tarn “as well as all acts of intimidation against elected officials, companies and the concessionaire”. This Monday, it was through social networks that the state services announced that one of the authors of these tags had been arrested over the weekend. “The latter was placed under judicial control and banned from appearing in the Tarn,” said the prefecture.