News Digest Item
04 Oct 2018

RWE to dig ditch around Hambach Forest to keep protesters out

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Energy company RWE plans to dig a ditch around the embattled Hambach Forest to prevent anti-coal protesters from entering the area, the Süddeutsche Zeitung writes. An RWE spokesperson said work on the ditch had already begun but added that it was not intended to be a fully fledged safety system but rather a physical demarcation of the company’s premises. A court ruling says that fencing an area is a precondition for suing trespassers, according to the report.

Read the article in German here.

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