The golf course at Monchy-Humières fortress in Oise was vandalized this weekend by a group of environmental activists, the “Sanglie.res radicalisé.es”. An investigation is opened.
The golf course at Monchy-Humières fortress was vandalized in a single day from Friday to Saturday. Grass uprooted, indicators, tracks made impassable… The motion of the self-proclaimed collective of “Sanglie.res radicalisé.es” didn’t go unnoticed this weekend within the Oise.
A gaggle of individuals broke into the golf course and vandalized 4 greens, turning over the garden with a pickaxe and crowbars, our colleagues report of the Parisian.
The collective additionally left messages in all places to say their motion. “We are nature defending itself”, “bourgeois, your hobbies are all rotten”, and even “it’s not even a real sport”.
“We did not water the entire course”
Activists thus denounce the watering of golf programs during times of drought and restrictions on using water, which profit from an exemption.
But the supervisor, Philippe Lefèvre, defends himself with our colleagues: “Unlike other golf courses, we did not water the entire course, but only a few tees and the greens. This represents only a tiny amount of this what we are currently consuming.
An investigation is open
According to an employee quoted by the local daily, the collective also vandalized four sponsor panels. The golf gardeners were called urgently on Saturday morning to make the greens passable because a competition was organized the next day.
The owners of the premises have filed a complaint with the gendarmerie of Ressons-sur-Matz for damage to the property of others after entering by climbing and an investigation is underway. But according to the site manager, Philippe Lefèvre, the golf teams “stay vigilant. Because, in a phrase, they’ve indicated that they may return”.
Last August, the group Extinction Rebellion planted vegetables in Limoges golf holes to denounce the watering of the premises.
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