“Dante’s inferno in the Hambach forest“
The protest against lignite mining in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia turns increasingly violent, writes Reiner Burger in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. In the area of the open pit lignite mine Hambach, “a small group of self-proclaimed climate protectors becomes more and more radical” and has resorted to violence against the police and employees of the German utility RWE, writes Burger. The Christian Democrats and Free Democrats in the state parliament call for the eviction of the protest camp in the Hambach forest.
Read the article (behind paywall) in German here.