After a confrontation in Lützerath, protesters and riot police clashed in a village in Germany. Greta Thunberg also joined the protesters against the demolition of the vacated village and its conversion to a lignite mine.

On Saturday afternoon, demonstrators from several parts of Germany came to Lützerath in a large-scale demonstration: According to a police statement, ten thousand demonstrators gathered near Lützerath in the province of North Rhine-Westphalia, but according to the estimates of the demonstrators. 35 thousand people demonstrated – writes th dw.com.

the He wants to demolish a village that was vacated by the expansion of the local lignite mineI am the energy giant RWE. According to the German federal government, coal is needed if they are to cover the country’s energy needs, especially now that they want to become independent of Russian gas.

Saturday’s massive demonstration, after a confrontation between police and protesters after 4 days of demonstrations, resulted in minor clashes, dw.com reports: Riot police repeatedly fired pepper spray at protesters. The police repeatedly warned the protesters to leave the area, and if they did not obey, they would use physical force and water cannons. Some of the demonstrators broke through the barricades and entered the mine area.

Greta Thunberg also spoke at the demonstration: “This is a betrayal of current and future generations … Germany is one of the world’s biggest polluters, it must be held accountable. The coal here underground will not go down immediately. Everyone who thinks so” said the climate activist It doesn’t really make sense.” He also criticized Germany’s Green Party, which, as part of the government coalition, has not spoken out against coal mine expansion.

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Police said that by Saturday they had managed to “clear the area” of most of the climate activists, and 470 people had been removed from the vicinity of the mine, 320 of whom had left the area voluntarily.

The government promised to stop coal mining in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia by 2030. By the way, the national target is 2038. The RWE and regional ministers also agreed to limit the expansion of the mine; Plans to demolish the other five villages and mine them were abandoned.




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