The open-pit mine in Hambach is one of Europe's largest, but activists want to shut it down. They're taking to the trees to pressure the mine's operators into ceasing operations.
Police have resumed efforts to clear treehouses in Hambach Forest. It comes after thousands on Sunday demonstrated against energy giant RWE's plan to fell more trees to expand its coal mine there.
The protest over a scrap of ancient forest in Germany is about much more than a few scraggly tree huggers. It's about the future of energy — and protection of the climate around the world, says DW's Sonya Diehn.
Hambach Forest is silent with grief. After a video blogger fell to his death, the regional government has suspended evictions of activists protesting a coal mine expansion. Our DW journalist reports from on-site.
Dozens of activists have been arrested by police as authorities continue clearing out an ancient forest. An energy company says it needs to cut down the forest to mine coal and meet energy needs in western Germany.
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