Germany: Hambach forest sit-in stands firm as clearing op enters 4th day

Police officers continued a clearing operation in Hambach Forest in the early hours of Sunday, as protesters stood their ground against treehouse settlements evictions. Dozens of activists were reportedly arrested on Saturday. Police started evacuating environmental activists from forest settlements on September 13. Hambach is currently home to dozens of activists who live in some 60... Еще 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 plans to start felling half of the forest's remaining 200 hectares in October.

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