French police releases footage of helicopter targeted by a rocket over Notre-Dame-des-Landes

French authorities opened an investigation on Tuesday following a rocket fired against a police helicopter flying over Notre-Dame-des-Landes.

New clashes erupted on Tuesday morning between the police and the illegal occupants of Notre-Dame-des-Landes.

Notre-Dame-des-Landes is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France. The commune was the planned site of the new AĆ©roport du Grand Ouest, intended to replace Nantes Atlantique Airport.

It was abandoned by the government of Emmanuel Macron on 17 January 2018 in the face of strenuous local opposition.