Police in Germany release Greta Thunberg after detaining her during coal mine protest

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Police in Germany release Greta Thunberg after detaining her during coal mine protest.
Police in Germany release Greta Thunberg after detaining her during coal mine protest. Photo by @gretathunberg Twitter.com

Climate activist Greta Thunberg was among several others detained during a protest against the demolition of a coal village in Luetzerath, Germany 

Authorities in Germany have released climate activist Greta Thunberg after being detained on the same day after she joined the protesters at the open-cast coal mine near the village of Luetzerath.  

According to a report by Euronews on Tuesday, January 17, Thunberg has been protesting against the government’s decision to demolish Luetzerat, which is a coal village in western Germany.  

She is a part of hundreds of other climate activists who resumed demonstrations against the government’s decision to destroy the village in order to make way for the expansion of the coal mine.  

Activists were removed by German authorities from the village of Luetzerath last week after they had occupied it to protest against the demonstration.  

Authorities have since reported having sealed off the area. They have also removed roadblocks installed by protesters, cut down treehouses, and bulldozed buildings.  

This region has become a centre of debate across the country after German ministers along with energy company RWE have said that the lignite extracted from the mine will help Germany during the time of energy shortage caused by the Ukraine war. 

The activists meanwhile claim that this type of fuel is the most polluting form of coal and have been demanding the government to stop taking this set.   

 


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