According to information from German public TV and radio station WDR, eviction of #HambachForest treehouses has been ordered by NRW construction minister starting this morning of Thurs 13th september. At 16:00 (04:00pm) there will be a demo that starts at Buir train station (Bahnhof).
Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.
Apparently for safety of occupiers because of fire danger. They say it’ll be one of biggest&longest police operations in history of NRW.
In case any forest dwellers still want to give their identity and challenge the eviction through the legal system, please write us by e-mail, we can then send you a draft, that you can fill in and send to the Verwaltungsgericht (administrative court) Cologne.
Press release from September 12 by Hambacher Forest activists:
ACTIVISTS THROW ROCKS, POLICE ANSWERS WITH GUNSHOTS
Tensions are rising in and around the 12,000 year old Hambach forest.
This morning (Wednesday 12th of September, at around 10:30) a police-officer fired a warning-shot in response to an attack by masked militants allegedly throwing rocks at police-officers and -cars, on the L276, a.k.a. the Secu-Road.
The current situation in the Rheinish lignite-mining area, with the strong police presence, the forced isolation, the continuous controls, and the constant threat of eviction of the climate-justice occupation, is putting a large amount of psychological pressure on activists, as well as to some extent police officers in the area.
Therefore we are asking for a general de-escalation of the situation in and around the Hambach Forest, in order to give activists, as well as state-workers, a much needed break.
For this the first step would be the removal of the limited state-of-emergency, or the so-called “danger-zone”, and secondly a clear message from energy-giant RWE that the climate-justice occupation camp will not be the target of an eviction or any other police action.
The removal of the state of “danger-zone”, and the ending of the deployment of several hundred police-officers, would also free up large amounts of resources in the state of NRW, which could then be directed towards the much more pressing topic of a transition towards green energy.
Demo TODAY Thursday 13th from Buir to Hambach Forest 16:00
To resist the probable begin of treehouse evictions, and the coming plans for cutting, there will be a demonstration walking from Buir to Hambach Forest starting at 4pm until 6.30pm.
Begin: Buir Bahnhof
Time: Meeting at 16:00, beginning of demo at 16:30 Uhr end: ca. 18:30
15:18 platform 6 to Horrem, then change to S19 at 16:01
15:02 Gleis 2 to Köln Hbf there change to S19 at 15:40
Köln: 15:40 from platform 11
14:58 platform 16 to Köln Hbf there change to S19 at 15:40
Take care:at all stations between dortmund and duisburg there are police watching out who is moving in direction monchengladbach or aachen. Take care of yourselves!
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