Police officers heavily monitored a group of sit-in protesters in Hambach forest on Saturday as protesters stood their ground against tree house settlements evictions. Police started evacuating environmental activists from forest settlements on September 13. The occupation started around six years ago, when a small group of activists decided to give up electricity and running water and dwell... Еще in the forest to fight against the expansion of a nearby coal mine. Hambach is currently home to some 150 people who live in tree houses. The activists oppose the plan of the energy company RWE to extend the biggest open pit coal mine in Europe.