Police approach activists hanging on ropes from a building in the village of Luetzerath, Germany, where they are protesting about the reopening of a coal mine. Photo: EPA-EFE
Police approach activists hanging on ropes from a building in the village of Luetzerath, Germany, where they are protesting about the reopening of a coal mine. Photo: EPA-EFE
Germany

Hundreds of police face-off with coal mine protesters barricaded in abandoned German village

  • Hundreds of officers moved in as activists formed human chains, perched on roofs or windows of buildings and threw rocks, bottles and petrol bombs
  • The demonstrators are protesting after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompted the German government to change course on its environmental policies

Police approach activists hanging on ropes from a building in the village of Luetzerath, Germany, where they are protesting about the reopening of a coal mine. Photo: EPA-EFE
Police approach activists hanging on ropes from a building in the village of Luetzerath, Germany, where they are protesting about the reopening of a coal mine. Photo: EPA-EFE
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