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Germany: Clashes as police clear activists from forest

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia
November 27, 2017 at 16:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

Clashes erupted in North Rhine-Westphalia as police cleared environmental activists from Hambach Forest on Monday.

On November24, the Court of Cologne ruled that RWE Energy Company plans for a coal mine in the forest do not breach environmental legislation.

Several activists who have been occupying the forest to prevent the installation of a lignite mine clashed with police and RWE energy company employees as they started clearing the area.

The police used a water hose and pepper spray to keep activists away and allow RWE employees to go on with deforestation procedures.

An emergency vehicle was damaged during the clashes, according to the police

La policía de Renania del Norte-Westfalia, se enfrentó el lunes a activistas medioambientales en el bosque de Hambach, al intentar desalojarlos.

El 24 de noviembre, el Tribunal de Colonia dictaminó que los planes de RWE Energy Company de construir una mina de carbón en el bosque no infringen la legislación ambiental.

Varios activistas que se instalaron en el bosque para evitar la construcción de la mina de lignito, se enfrentaron con la policía y los empleados de la compañía de energía RWE al momento en que comenzaron a despejar el área.

La policía utilizó una manguera de agua y gas pimienta para mantener alejados a los activistas y permitir que los empleados de RWE continúen con los procedimientos de deforestación.

De acuerdo con informes de la policía, un vehículo de emergencia fue dañado durante los enfrentamientos.

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Clashes erupted in North Rhine-Westphalia as police cleared environmental activists from Hambach Forest on Monday.

On November24, the Court of Cologne ruled that RWE Energy Company plans for a coal mine in the forest do not breach environmental legislation.

Several activists who have been occupying the forest to prevent the installation of a lignite mine clashed with police and RWE energy company employees as they started clearing the area.

The police used a water hose and pepper spray to keep activists away and allow RWE employees to go on with deforestation procedures.

An emergency vehicle was damaged during the clashes, according to the police

La policía de Renania del Norte-Westfalia, se enfrentó el lunes a activistas medioambientales en el bosque de Hambach, al intentar desalojarlos.

El 24 de noviembre, el Tribunal de Colonia dictaminó que los planes de RWE Energy Company de construir una mina de carbón en el bosque no infringen la legislación ambiental.

Varios activistas que se instalaron en el bosque para evitar la construcción de la mina de lignito, se enfrentaron con la policía y los empleados de la compañía de energía RWE al momento en que comenzaron a despejar el área.

La policía utilizó una manguera de agua y gas pimienta para mantener alejados a los activistas y permitir que los empleados de RWE continúen con los procedimientos de deforestación.

De acuerdo con informes de la policía, un vehículo de emergencia fue dañado durante los enfrentamientos.

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