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After the #EndeGelaende blockades of coal excavators 23 activists are still in custody in #Cottbus

Cottbus, German territory 05 February 2019: 23 activists are still in custody in Cottbus after the Ende Gelände coal excavator blockades yesterday in Lusatia and near Leipzig.

Originally published by Ende Gelände. Edited machine translation by Enough 14.

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They are accused of trespassing. They are denied basic rights such as telephone calls. Since 14h, the activists have been taken individually to court to investigate whether pre-trial detention is being imposed. Supporters* of Ende Gelände are in front of the court in Cottbus.

Nike Mahlhaus, press spokeswoman from Ende Gelände:

“Young people are imprisoned here because they are committed to the climate and a secure future for all people, in the threatened village of Pödelwitz and worldwide. The state government of Brandenburg is working hand in hand with the LEAG coal group against our future. But we will not be intimidated. Civil disobedience is urgently necessary and legitimate in view of the climate crisis and the government’s inaction.”

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