Climate activists protesting the lignite mine expansion since 2020 have set up barricades and shacks around the village of Lutzerath, Germany. The activist group Initiative Lutzerath urged people who want to join the action to prepare themselves for the long haul, saying the “evacuation attempt will take one to six weeks.”
Despite the protests, authorities said they continued to evict the village of Lutzerath on Friday, January 13. According to news reports, German police said that most of the structures set up by anti-coal protesters, including treehouses, had been cleared by January 13.
According to Deutsche Welle, the village of Lutzerath has no permanent residents left. Credit: Timeshotfox Photography via Storyful