German police forcefully evict Swedish activist Greta Thunberg from a blockade by environmental activist groups In the vicinity of the city of Lützerath (West)This Tuesday, January 17, a lignite mine was dismantled for expansion.
Police sources confirmed that Thunberg was among a group of activists who entered the Garzweiler mine area on Tuesday and that they were evictedAccording to information from regional public television WDR,
the police justified that eviction in it was dangerous to live in that placeFor which he threw the people participating in the protest one by one into the air.
Both Thunberg and the rest of the activists were transported through this medium. about 50 meters out of place and they proceeded to control their documents Of identity.
The population of Lützerath was deported after their homes, fields and wooden buildings were demolished, where hundreds of activists protested their eviction for several days, amidst heavy police force,
The operation ended on Monday, 16 January, after the last two activists, who had entered a town, voluntarily left a tunnel.
However, this Tuesday there were new actions in other parts of the region, including in the capital of the “land” of North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf, while a group of up to 70 activists another protestIncluding Greta Thunberg.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s government today condemned acts of resistance organized over the weekend, which according to the interior ministry turned violent and hindered the work of health teams.
On the other hand, organizing environmental movements ensured that the police acted with undue force, including Lathis showered on the heads of the workers,
This police operation started at the end of last week and on the same Friday all buildings in the town were evacuated The workers had occupied it in the past.
However, there were many groups of people spread across about 35 wooden constructions set up in trees and other places in the area.
On Saturday there was a broad coalition of organizations opposing brown coal mining and to the destruction of Lutzrath Organized a march in which Thunberg participated.
In addition to the peaceful march, groups of protesters tried to overcome police roadblocks Reach the besieged city and the edge of the open pit mineFor which the police used water cannons, pepper spray and batons and made twelve arrests.
The police defended the action, arguing that the police were bypassing the barrier. it has nothing to do with peaceful protestBut it is a way of deliberately seeking confrontation.
However, the German government plans for the abandonment of coal in North Rhine-Westphalia as early as 2030, but in the short term last year according to an agreement with energy company RWE. Increase in extraction of coal in case of energy crisis Originated from the Russian invasion of Ukraine.