Press release: Partial eviction in the Hambach Forest.

First published on the German Blog on 27th of May.

On wednesday morning at about 9:40 am a living barricade in the Hambach Forest was evicted. Four persons were arrested and are still imprisoned in the main police station of Cologne. The Hambach Forest is occupied by environmental activists, in order to hinder the forest clearing executed by energy monopolist RWE for the exploitation of brown coal. To protect their treehouses from evictions, occupants have barricaded forest tracks. For the same reason an inhabited barricade is permanently occupied. The police operation in the forest is finished since around 2 pm.

Correction: There seem to have been only three arrests. But it is impossible to say anything precisely until the arrested people are free – unless the police would allow them their legal right to make phonecalls.

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