News Digest Item
05 Oct 2018

Police want to prohibit large protest at Hambach Forest; NGOs file lawsuit

WDR

Several German NGOs have filed a lawsuit against a possible prohibition of a large anti-coal protest at the Hambach Forest over the weekend, public broadcaster WDR reports. “This is about thwarting a peaceful and non-violent protest,” said Greenpeace spokesman Dirk Jansen. Police had said they see “substantial dangers for public safety” if the protest with an expected 20,000 participants takes place unchecked, as an appropriate security concept for the event did not exist.

Find the article in German here.

For background, read today’s article German court stops clearing of Hambach Forest.

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