New anti-coal protests in Rhenish mining district
Thousands of people have protested against coal use in Germany, some blocking a railway line leading to the Hambach lignite mine, others occupying an excavator there, reports Deutsche Welle. A court has recently ordered that clearing operations at the embattled and symbolic Hambach Forest – which protesters had occupied for about six years and energy company RWE wants to clear to make way for expanding the nearby open pit mine – be stopped.
Read the DW article in English here.
For background, read the CLEW article Court's halt to forest clearing fans talk of easier German coal exit and the Commission watch – Managing Germany’s coal phase-out.