Today, the last day on which RWE, stipulated in applicable laws, is allowed to deforest, they get going vigorously once more.
The clearing work is in full swing and both security guards and police in riot gear are in large numbers in the forest and on the former A4. Helicopters are circling and dog squads patrol the forest trails. Timber transporters leave the cleared area in large numbers.
The statements from the police units, why they are in the forest fluctuate, vary depending from the officer in question:
- We are simply here
- We are here to prevent acts of violence from both sides
- We are here to secure the clearing work
- We are here because police units were attacked
Statements at the end of the live ticker
Come by if possible and support the forest occupations!
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10:45 pm All is “quiet” again. We go back into the offline mode now.
10:35 pm The detained person is out again.
9:00 pm Police withdrew from the forest and from the surroundings of the meadow.
8:00 pm According to statements by the cops, the person (see below) will be deported to the police station in Düren – Come to the police station!
Kreispolizeibehörde (District police authority) Düren, Aachener Str. 28, 52349 Düren, Phone: +49 2421 9490
7:45 pm Apparently the obvious siege of the meadow is terminated for the time being – but still many cops in the forest! (more…)