Opponent of the route chosen for the future A69 motorway which will link Toulouse to Castres, Thomas Brail was received on Tuesday by the Minister of Transport, Clément Beaune.
The environmentalist had decided to leave Toulouse on September 14, and a tree opposite the Hôtel de Région, to continue his hunger strike in Paris, near the Ministry of Transport. After wanting to meet the president of Occitanie, Carole Delga, Thomas Brail intended to get closer to Clément Beaune, in Paris. The minister received him for an hour on September 19. A long exchange which did not satisfy the striker.
Humanly it is good to be received but the political decision for the A69 is not good
“Of course it’s good to have been received, humanly it’s good, but the political decision for the A69 is not good”repeats Thomas Brail who begins his 20th day of hunger strike this Wednesday morning.
At the end of the meeting, the ministry indicated that the alternative route desired by associations including that of Thomas Brail, the National Tree Surveillance Group (GNSA), would require felling more trees than on the route. selected. “We did not say that we had to make an alternative route by cutting down the trees!annoys the environmentalist. It’s possible without”.
The fact remains that Clément Beaune does not see sufficient arguments to suspend the work. However, it is a moratorium that the activists want, while appeals against the fund are judged. If the minister judges the appeals and disputes to be purged and emphasizes that the suspension requests have been rejected, Thomas Brail points to the appeals on the merits awaiting judgment: “Let’s try to wait for justice to do its job or else let’s speed up its decisions.”
Towards a thirst strike
In the meantime, Thomas Brail, like the hunger strikers still installed in front of the Hôtel de Région in Toulouse and those, in solidarity, who are doing the same in Burkina Faso, continue their movement. Thomas Brail warns that he will begin a thirst strike on Monday September 25, the 25th day of his hunger strike. “I continuehe said. We are in the country of human rights, right? We don’t let people die.”.
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