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Thunberg joins protest against coal mining in German town

Greta Thunberg, activists, and demonstrators march on Lützerath. The protests are against coal mining.

Where: Germany

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg marched on the hamlet of Lützerath, in western Germany on January 14, alongside activists and demonstrators.
Speaking at the demonstration, Thunberg said she was against “corporate greed” which allowed for the coal mine, overshadowing the need to protect the planet.
On January 11, German Energy Firm RWE released a statement regarding the demolition of the former Lützerath settlement for coal mining purposes. According to the statement, “all the necessary permits and court decisions are in place and all of the original residents have long since left the site.”
The agreement to demolish Lützerath was carried out between the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection, the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Protection, and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, and RWE.
RWE condemned the protests, saying “many demonstrators put themselves in great danger.”

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