#RWE Started Uprooting #Hambacher Forest With the Help of Police Violence – Support Needed!

As expected energy giant RWE started with uprooting the next section of the Hambacher forest today. Riot cops secured the arean shoving people from a hill and using pepper spray. The activists in the Hambacher forest (near Cologne, Germany) continue to resist and are calling for support and ask people to come to the forest.

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Image: RWE energy giant started uprooting Hambacher forest today, but activists continue to resist. Image by Twitter account @HambiBleibt

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Read all our reports about Hambacher Forest; here.

RWE Started Uprooting #Hambacher Forest With the Help of Police Violence – Support Needed!

As expected energy giant RWE started with uprooting the next section of the Hambacher forest today. Riot cops secured the arean shoving people from a hill and using pepper spray. The activists in the Hambacher forest (near Cologne, Germany) continue to resist and are calling for support and ask people to come to the forest.

In the early morning hours a police helicopter was already circling above the Hambacher forest.The first sign of things to come. On 06:30am 18 police vans were spotted on their way from Morschenich to the forest. At the same time 2 heavy transporters reached the eastern part of the securoad (used to be L276).

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Image by Twitter account @HambiBleibt

At 08:00am the cops started to check cars at the crossing between the Werkstraße and the road that goes to Morschenich. More cop cars were spotted at the securitystreet, two on the fields in front of the meadow and one at the end of the forest. The lackeys in uniform were assisting RWE once again, so the energy giant could continue their environmental destruction.

At 09:00am the cutting of the first 300 year old trees started at the north-eastern direction from the old highway, protected by cops and by RWE security. Journalists  were forced to leave the area. About 17 minutes later the first trees were transported out of the area under police protection.

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Image by Twitter account @Oaktown1312

At 10:39am the green finger from Ende Gelände activists arrived in Gallien. They tried to block the access road but failed. Later the green finger tried to blocked the Security street. Cops issued the first order to leave the street, before they would start to get violent. Three people got attacked with pepper spray. Three other people managed to get where the deforestation is done.

Several people managed to slip through police lines into the uprooting area of the forest. RWE had to stop and the sound of chain saws stopped for some time. At the end of the day, actions like these extend the life of the trees at least a little bit and makes the costs of the environmental destruction by RWE and the German state higher and higher.

Other activists blocked the old drive-up to the highway. At 02:05pm the blockade was given up and people retreated in the forest. Many people are preparing in the forest for the things to come. Tomorrow, the uprooting and the resistance against it will continue.

Come to Hambacher forest and/or organise solidarity actions in your city against uprooting the Hambache forest and against RWE. The rumour mill says more and more people are terminating their contracts with RWE. Let them feel the heat and make them pay!

Video from today’s uprooting and resistance:

Image gallery by Twitter account @Oaktown1312




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One Response to #RWE Started Uprooting #Hambacher Forest With the Help of Police Violence – Support Needed!

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