News Digest Item
23 Aug 2017

“War on the excavator”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Police in the western German city of Aachen are worried that the planned anti-coal protests in the Rhineland mining region next week could turn violent, Reiner Burger reports for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Dirk Weinspach, chief of Aachen’s police, said he did not intend to sweepingly criminalise all 7,000 expected anti-coal protesters, but a small minority of activists were attempting to “trivialise” criminal action, Burger writes.

See the CLEW factsheet When will Germany finally ditch coal? for more information.

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