100 meters distant from a new tree occupation in the cutting area of RWE a harvester has been squatted to block the ongoing fellings. Both occupations are part of the campaign “hands off the trees!” (german: “Kein Baum fällt“), that continues unabatedly in the light of last week’s repression.
We defend the forest against your violence!
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14:00 Uhr – RWE personel starts cuttings near a tree, that has been occupied four days ago.
15:00 Uhr – Activists express the imminent danger of people in the trees.
15:30 Uhr – A harvester is blocked by four persons.
16:00 Uhr – Private security guards retreat from the tree occupation to gather at the squatted vehicle. They are armed with iron tonfas as usual.
16:30 Uhr – police approaches forest with several patrol cars.
17:10 Uhr – 2 persons leave the harvester, 2 stay on top. Around 30 RWE security guards mob around them. Still no police (though they entered the forest half an hour ago)
17:15 Uhr – the RWE mob attacks people in the forest with sticks to capture them – so far without success. No police in range. 2 activists on the machine stay surrounded by up to 30 guards and workers.
17:50 Uhr – activists block vehicle access to the forest at two bridges.
18:00 Uhr – 2 persons on the harvester were picked from a lifting platform. They have been arrested and are at the police station Düren, now!
20:30 Uhr – 2 persons were released from custody and have been welcomed with tea and vegan cake.
21:00 Uhr – the main entrance to the forest is blocked while private security personel enjoys entertainment from fireworks. In exchange the camp is illuminated with spotlights by the guards.