Today about 200 cops were in the forest with a water-cannon, an eviction-tank and a bomb squad. In the morning a barricade had been set up on the main access route of security- and deforestation staff. This used to be the exit Buir of the former Motorway A4.
According to the media, police trying to evict the burning barricade were attacked with stones. Besides that a spooky gas cylinder with some wires was tested by a special robot on whether it’s a bomb.
Action declaration (linksunten Indymedia): Herzerwärmende Grüße aus dem Hambacher Forst (Heart-warming greetings from the Hambach Forest, English translation under the German text)
Press review (all in German):
Aachener Nachrichten: Hambach Forest: police-robot examines gas bottle
BEWARE police press release: POL AC: Police in operation in the Hambach
BEWARE Express: Brown coal opponents throw stones at RWE employees and police
WDR: local TV news (The Hambach report comes after one about an airport.)