Incidents broke out between police and anti-coal protesters in Lützerath, where Greta Thunberg went

Incidents broke out between police and anti-coal protesters in Lützerath, where Greta Thunberg went

The Swedish activist spoke at a demonstration in this former village, which was occupied by activists, to protest the laying of a mine.

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Germany has its sights set on it Lützerath. The former village between Dusseldorf and Cologne was the scene of clashes between police and demonstrators on Saturday, January 14, while police have been trying since Wednesday to evacuate anti-coal activists who are occupying the site to protest against The extension of the lignite mine is a huge open pit.

According to AFP journalists at the scene, clashes broke out, while other media reported that stones were being thrown. In the television pictures, a line of policemen in riot gear and helmets and equipped with shields stood at the edges of this mine crater several tens of meters deep, and the demonstrators were approaching it. “Some people entered the mine, so they immediately moved away from the danger area ! “, tweeted to the police.

“Germany is deceiving itself,” says Greta Thunberg.

Earlier in the day, a demonstration was held at the site in support of the activists. According to the organizers, it has collected about 35 000 people. Among them, the Swedish activist Greta Thunberg spoke.

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, in Luzerath, January 14, 2023 (HENNING KAISER / DPA / AFP)

according to Watchmandenounced “Police brutality.” Germany is fooling itself today. she added.

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