News Alerts

22 Jun 2019 | 05:13 PM UTC

Germany: Hundreds protest at Garzweiler coal mine June 22 /update 1

Germany News Alert

Hundreds of climate activists stage protest at Garzweiler coal mine June 22; related demonstration staged in Keyenberg

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/22/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/28/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Berlin). COUNTRY/REGION Garzweiler, Keyenberg

Read all related news alert(s):

Event

Hundreds of climate activists occupied the Garzweiler coal mine on Saturday, June 22, to protest the continued operation of the mine. Police reportedly halted the protesters from moving further into the open-cast mine. Thousands also participated in a related protest denouncing the planned expansion of the mine in nearby Keyenberg on Saturday.

Similar demonstrations calling for action on climate change issues are to be expected across Germany on Fridays. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected near demonstration sites.

Context

The demonstrations come amid the "FridaysforFuture" movement, an international student movement initiated by Greta Thunberg, a teenage Swedish climate activist, demanding more effective government action on climate change issues.

Advice

Individuals in Germany are advised to avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news