Germany: 'Hambi stays!' — Hambach forest demo persists amid police clearance

German police officers continued a clearing operation in Hambach Forest on Sunday, as protesters stood their ground against treehouse settlement 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 treehouses. The... Еще 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.

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