A year on, probe into death of French dam protester stalls


It was a year ago, on the night of October 25th to October 26th, 2014, that a 21-year-old environment student with no history of trouble was killed by a gendarme’s grenade in south-west France. Rémi Fraisse had been among demonstrators protesting against plans to build a new irrigation dam at Sivens, 40 kilometres south-east of Montauban. Though it was hidden by the authorities for 24 hours, the cause of Rémi Fraisse’s death was immediately clear both to gendarmes and first aid teams who were at the scene.

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