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Germany: Dozens of anti-coal activists arrested in bid to occupy Garzweiler mine03:05

Germany: Dozens of anti-coal activists arrested in bid to occupy Garzweiler mine

Germany, Cologne
September 26, 2020 at 19:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of anti-coal activists, from the group Endegebiet (German: End of the Terrain), have been arrested in a bid to block and occupy facilities in the lignite brown coal mine. They were detained at Cologne Ehrenfeld train station on Saturday, whilst on the way to the Garzweiler mine.

Police officers could be seen taking portraits of detained activists holding ID numbers and brought to a police bus, after been held in a fenced-off area on a children’s playground. They had their IDs and train tickets and credit cards taken held, and were prevented from attending the demo.

The group began camping over the last couple of days at the mine in preparation for a huge demo this Saturday, over the energy company RWE's mining activity and plans to destroy the nearby villages of Keyenberg and Lutzerat.

Several hundred other activists managed to break into the Garzweiler surface mine on Saturday morning of which round 200 managed to occupy a part of the open pit that was no longer in use.

Germany: Dozens of anti-coal activists arrested in bid to occupy Garzweiler mine03:05
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Dozens of anti-coal activists, from the group Endegebiet (German: End of the Terrain), have been arrested in a bid to block and occupy facilities in the lignite brown coal mine. They were detained at Cologne Ehrenfeld train station on Saturday, whilst on the way to the Garzweiler mine.

Police officers could be seen taking portraits of detained activists holding ID numbers and brought to a police bus, after been held in a fenced-off area on a children’s playground. They had their IDs and train tickets and credit cards taken held, and were prevented from attending the demo.

The group began camping over the last couple of days at the mine in preparation for a huge demo this Saturday, over the energy company RWE's mining activity and plans to destroy the nearby villages of Keyenberg and Lutzerat.

Several hundred other activists managed to break into the Garzweiler surface mine on Saturday morning of which round 200 managed to occupy a part of the open pit that was no longer in use.

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