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Germany: Police continue eviction of Hambach forest activists01:21

Germany: Police continue eviction of Hambach forest activists

Germany, Hambach Forest
September 14, 2018 at 09:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

German police continued the eviction of environmental activists living in treehouses in a section of the Hambach Forest in the early hours of Friday.

Hambach in western Germany is currently home to dozens of activists who live in some 60 treehouses.

The occupation began in 2012, when a group of activists decided to dwell in the forest to fight against the expansion of energy company RWE's open-pit coal mine, which is one of the largest in Europe.

RWE, who owns Hambach and is legally allowed to cut down trees to access coal, plans to start felling half of the forest's remaining 200 hectares in October.

Activists have called for a mass mobilisation in the coming days.

Germany: Police continue eviction of Hambach forest activists01:21
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German police continued the eviction of environmental activists living in treehouses in a section of the Hambach Forest in the early hours of Friday.

Hambach in western Germany is currently home to dozens of activists who live in some 60 treehouses.

The occupation began in 2012, when a group of activists decided to dwell in the forest to fight against the expansion of energy company RWE's open-pit coal mine, which is one of the largest in Europe.

RWE, who owns Hambach and is legally allowed to cut down trees to access coal, plans to start felling half of the forest's remaining 200 hectares in October.

Activists have called for a mass mobilisation in the coming days.

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