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Activists block coal-works in Leipzig

thousands of climate activists invaded on Saturday in several East German brown coal-day-build in the Lusatian district and in the area of Leipzig to demonstrate for a rapid Carbon phase-out.

announced by the organization at the end of the terrain, it was in the days of the Welzow-Süd, Jänschwalde, and United schleenhain in the operation, build a set, therefore, at times. Multiple rail access to brown coal-fired power plants have been blocked. According to the terrain around 4000 demonstrators participated in the protest actions. Against 17.00 of the day of action was completed, therefore, after a good nine hours. The police confirmed late this afternoon that the activists in the case of dark build days volunteer had left.

"We are pleased with the successful action, and happy that we were able today to put a strong sign of climate justice," said the spokesperson for the coalition for action, Nike grind house.

protests against government

The protests were directed against the climate policy of the German government. The activists demand an immediate exit strategy from Coal. The aim of the German government's Coal phase-out is no later than 2038. Environmental groups are calling for a phase-out by 2030. "If political leaders fail to protect the climate and our livelihoods, then we will implement the Coal phase-self," stressed she. "We must act now, because the climate crisis, our future is radically in question. Therefore, we will respond today with a radical Protest", justified the end-all-terrain-speaker Johnny Parks, the partially illegal actions.

the end of the site was Supported by the climate activists of the student movement Fridays for the Future, which, among other things, a protest March to the power station Jänschwalde involved.

"After yesterday, the strike at over 500 locations in Germany, for climate justice, as we are demonstrating today, together with an area in the Lausitz region for a quick exit strategy from Coal," said the spokeswoman, Carla Reemtsma. "Get out of the coal and into the future", she demanded more.

power plants shut down

The brown-coal-group-Leag turned to their own information, criminal charges because of the intrusion into daily build. The company confirmed that, due to the actions of power stations shut down had to be.

Also, the operator Mibrag in Saxony confirmed that approximately 1200 demonstrators had invaded the mining site of the United schleenhain. The brown coal had been set temporarily. Mibrag CEO Armin Eichholz criticized "violations of Law and violence".

In the actions, there were a few, apparently, scuffles. According to the Brandenburg police were injured in the area of Jänschwalde in three officials. Police officers had used batons.

Already at 8 PM, around 500 demonstrators were, according to the terrain, firstly in the open pit mine Jänschwalde penetrated, a further 450 blocked a coal train, which is associated with the brown coal-fired power plant in Jänschwalde. Thousands more protesters arrived around 09 o'clock in the opencast mines of Welzow-Süd in Brandenburg as well as the United Schleenhain and in the border area between Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt in Leipzig.

Lack of environmental impact assessment

The brown coal open cast mine Jänschwalde is due to a lack of environmental impact assessments currently on court order in a so-called security operation. "With today's action, we show that the open pit must be permanently shut down," said the end-all-terrain-speaker Parks. The power plant Jänschwalde is one of the climate most damaging in Europe.

The actions of a legal tug-of-war was preceded. The Dresden administrative court confirmed on Friday evening, the official ban on protest actions near the Saxon brown coal power plant Boxberg. Also a rally in Leipzig was forbidden.

Fridays for the Future of Saxony criticized this as "arbitrary" restriction of the freedom of Assembly. In the case of climate protests in the whole of Germany, more than 600'000 people were already on Friday, according to organizer data on the road went.

Created: 30.11.2019, 20:19 PM

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