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Dannenrod Forest Occupation: Weekly review 7.0 – Day X in Danni

Dannenrod forest. Germany. What follows is the weekly review from the Dannenrod forest occupation. The eviction is ongoing for weeks now.

Originally published by Wald Statt Asphalt. Translated by Enough 14.

November 9, 2020

The police press conference today was about the operation in Dannenrod forest. According to their own statements, the logistic work of the police will start in the next few days and then the deforestation.

Today there was a lot of undefined police movement, which leads us to conclude that in the next few days the police operation will really start. The police allegedly want to set up a logistics center on a field near “Durchzug”.

November 10, 2020

Day X at Danni!

Early in the morning there were at least 70 police vans in Dannenrod. In the morning, “Drüben” was cordoned off with barrier tape and in the camp, too, many police officers are present. Also in “Durchzug” police officers are observed, how they inspect structures and tree houses. Today the first barricade fell in “Drüben” and the ground eviction started. In “Drüben” the first people were taken from the trees.

November 11, 2020

In the morning they started to evict the first people from structures in “Drüben”.

The logging in Drüben has begun! In Drüben, too, evictions and logging operations are beginning.

November 12, 2020

In “Drüben” as well as in “Durchzug” there are activtists on trees and structures. Carola Rackete lets herself be evicted. The logging work in “Durchzug” is done without a safe distance from occupied trees. The police was very aggressive and tense in “Durchzug”.

November 13, 2020

“This morning “Durchzug” and “Drüben” were again directly surrounded by the police. In Durchzug and Drüben trees are still being cut .

Today there was again a demo at the JVA Frankfurt (prison). Once again the Solidarity bus was taken out of service by the police.

November 14, 2020

Although it was Saturday today, the police was there too. In “Nirgednwo” ropes were cut from unoccupied structures and the ground was cleared. Activists were also evicted. The police took a close look at “Woanders” and surrounded “Drüben” and “Durchzuge”. Again, the eviction continued in “Drüben” and trees were cut.
At the MaWa Schmidthof, activists were hit by eggs.

November 15, 2020

This morning a person fell from a tripod from a height of 5 meters because the police had cut a safety rope. The person was responsive and was immediately treated by paramedics and taken to hospital. Today, too, there were eviction and logging operations in “Durchzug”. [Update November 16, 2020. The person that was severely injured during yesterdays eviction operations in Dannenrod forest is still in the hospital but doing okay (under the circumstances…), Enough 14]

The forest walk started with many people and wandered through the forest. Parallel to the eviction work in “Durchzug” the demonstration stopped and watched loudly the actions and evictions by the police.

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