Thousands march in protest against clearing of Hambach Forest
Several thousand people gathered over the weekend at the embattled Hambach Forest in western Germany to protest against the expansion of a nearby coal mine and the forest’s clearing, the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung reports. According to the organisers, about 7,000 protesters convened near the forest on 23 September, which police had cordoned off against a protest march in order to prevent quarrels in the forest that they intend to clear from protesters soon. Energy company RWE said on 21 September that it would continue to remove barricades from the forest, for which it had been criticised since a journalist who documented the protesters’ activities fell to his death from a tree just a few days earlier.
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For background, read the CLEW article Germany’s coal commission insists no decision yet on exit date and the coal commission watch.