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Further protests against lignite mining announced for German site

Published : 18 Jan 2023, 02:38

  DF News Desk
Activists of the environmental organization Last Generation sit on a road crossing and glued themselves to the roadway after the clearance of the German village of Luetzerath to make way for lignite mining. Photo: Oliver Berg/dpa.

Even after the clearance of the German village of Lützerath to make way for lignite mining, protests against coal-fired power generation were set to continue on Tuesday, reported dpa.

The action alliance "Lützerath Unräumbar," which translates as "Lützerath Unclearable," which includes groups from Fridays For Future and Last Generation, has called for a joint day of action.

"We are assuming that: There will be actions," the police in Aachen also said.

"Every minute that the excavator is running and coal is being burned is further fuelling the climate catastrophe. As the alliance 'Lützerath Unräumbar' we stand in the way of destruction!" they said on the internet. However, they did not give details of the planned protests.

The lignite village of Lützerath itself, which became a symbol for the struggle, has been cleared in the meantime.

On Monday, according to the German energy company RWE that owns the site, the last activists, who had barricaded themselves in a tunnel under the village for days, left the area, which has since been fenced off.