VERNON – Environmentalists have Sunday a demonstration against the field of lignite mining in the German Hambach terminated. During the protests, occupy thousands of activists, including 140 Dutch, among others, a railroad from energy giant RWE.
The track is used for the transport of lignite from the bruinkoolgroeve to power plants. The campaigners succeeded in a large excavator to stop. On Saturday tried 250 activists of the quarry to penetrate, but the police prevented that with pepper spray and batons.
’The 50,000 protesters at forest Hambach’
Only on Sunday were the last of activists by the police of the rail removed. According to a spokeswoman for the demonstrators was “necessary violence” used.
“We are pleased that we over the past 24 hours the track is busy may keep, it was a successful action. Locally and internationally we have now the urgency of our message cannot emphasize.”
Activists occupy coal-railroad
The activists were protesting against the environmental pollution that fossil fuels cause, and against the damage that mining of lignite causes in the landscape. According to the campaigners, the Hambach-lignite mine, with an area of eighty square kilometres, the largest coal mine in Europe.
Protest for the field of lignite mining Bergheim