“Coal versus man” Germany in 2023


1/ 🚨HSBC made a *secretive* multimillion-dollar loan to the energy company bulldozing a village in western Germany to expand its huge coal mine, just three months after the bank pledged to stop funding coal

— Josephine Moulds (@jomoulds) January 12, 2023

Incredible drone footage from @TBIJ of #Luetzerath, where climate activists including @Luisamneubauer and @GretaThunberg are protesting the expansion of a coal mine

— Jack Graham (@jacktgraham) January 14, 2023

Police in riot gear have begun evicting climate activists from a condemned village in western Germany that is due to be demolished for the expansion of a coal mine.

Some stones and fireworks were thrown on Wednesday as officers entered the tiny hamlet of Luetzerath, which has become a flashpoint of debate over the country’s climate efforts.

Aljaeera: Police officers keep guard as activists stage a sit-in protest against the expansion of the lignite mine in Luetzerath. Andreas Mueller, the police spokesman, said authorities were prepared for the eviction operation to last weeks, if necessary. [Thilo Schmuelgen/Reuters]

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