German police clear protesters from ancient forest marked for mining

Police officers are seen in the forest as they prepare to clear the area at the "Hambacher Forst" in Kerpen-Buir near Cologne, Germany, September 13, 2018, where protesters have built a camp with tents and treehouses to stop the clearing of the Hambach forest for a nearby open cast coal mining. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

HAMBACH, Germany (Reuters) – German riot police cleared environmental activists from treehouses in an ancient forest on Thursday, dismantling a protest camp set up five years ago to block a coal mining project. Wearing helmets and carrying shields, they used a hydraulic platform mounted on a truck to force activists from the treehouses erected in […]

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