During protests in Lützerath, activist Greta Thunberg was forcibly dismissed from the German police
Greta Thunberg She was captured and taken away by force German police while he was pretending Lutzerat. Video images were revealed by local media which show the young Swedish activist sitting on the ground and then being weighed down by two police officers.
Lützerath and Greta Thunberg with demonstrators
As I mentioned BuildThe 20-year-old allegedly ignored police orders to leave her post and waited for the officers to grab her.
Greta Thunberg She had joined the activists two days earlier. On Sunday, January 15, the girl reappeared in Lützerath, without prior notice of her presence.
Polizeigewalt heute dies at #Lutzertah unassbar war.
– Timon Dzienus January 14, 2023
I arrived at the protest site with a group of 70 activists With these he occupied a field guarded by the mounted section of the German police, who proceeded to clear the area.
Lützerath environmental struggle symbol
Lützerath is a small village in Germany. It was once inhabited by about two thousand people, while today it is deserted. It is a place that has become the international emblem of the environmental struggle in defense of climate and in the fight against fossil fuels.
German energy giant RWE extension He obtained government permits and now wants to move forward with reclamation of the area and then expand the adjacent coal mine Garzweiler. The goal is to extract 280 million tons of lignite, i.e. coal, by 2030.
The clearing of the area began on Wednesday, January 11, when hundreds of police officers began cordoning off the protest area and pushing protesters away. There was no shortage of clashes between the armed forces and activists.
There have been launches Molotov cocktails And tense moments with stops, takedowns and deliveries. Some activists (some even chained themselves) hid in houses and trees. Someone is armored inside cars in a special position to impede the passage of agents.
Police: “Evictions are continuing.”
According to the organizers, on Saturday, January 14, 35,000 people demonstrated at the village gates. “Cleaning operations are continuing today, but we do not know how many people are still occupying the site,” police spokesman Dietmar Brüning said.
“At first it looked as if there were only 10 people left, then it became clear there were only a few left. The activists themselves are talking about 20 people even inside the town. We are also still busy trying to get the activists out of the tunnel.”
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