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Germany: Police continue evictions of Hambach forest 02:30

Germany: Police continue evictions of Hambach forest

Germany, Hambach Forest
October 2, 2018 at 12:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

Police operations to remove environmental activists from Hambach forest continued on Tuesday.

Footage shows police bringing down occupants from their tree houses. The process requires skilled climbers and heavy machinery as many have chained themselves to the wooden dwellings, high in the tree canopy.

Protesters have been occupying the remaining area of the Hambach forest since 2012, in an effort to block energy company RWE's planned expansion of its open-pit coal mine.

RWE, who own the forest, plan to fell the remaining trees in October.

Germany: Police continue evictions of Hambach forest 02:30
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Police operations to remove environmental activists from Hambach forest continued on Tuesday.

Footage shows police bringing down occupants from their tree houses. The process requires skilled climbers and heavy machinery as many have chained themselves to the wooden dwellings, high in the tree canopy.

Protesters have been occupying the remaining area of the Hambach forest since 2012, in an effort to block energy company RWE's planned expansion of its open-pit coal mine.

RWE, who own the forest, plan to fell the remaining trees in October.

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