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French Police Clash With Protestors at Farm Reservoir Site
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French Police Clash With Protestors at Farm Reservoir Site

PARIS (Reuters) - Clashes at a protest on Saturday against the construction of a large water reservoir for farm irrigation in western France left scores of police injured, the authorities said.France's worst drought on record this summer has sharpened debate over water resources in the European Union's biggest agricultural sector. Artificial reservoirs have been supported by some farmers as a way to use water efficiently, but have been decried by critics as outsized and favouring large farms.Several thousand opponents defied a ban on protesting at the planned reservoir in the rural district of Sainte-Soline, with French television showing protestors roaming across fields towards the fenced-off construction area and being repelled by tear gas.There were 61 injured, including 22 seriously...