News Ticker, First Days of September

News ticker

(check also twitter @HambiBleibt @Oaktown1312 )

September 6th

12:46 Clearing stop until October 14th. Due to the complaint of B.U.N.D., RWE must wait with the deforesting.
12:40 End of today’s police campaign. Police and RWE withdraw from the Forest.
12:01 Police left Gallien and probably Oaktown too, probably due to the rain.
11:50 Day X was called, because the first trees have been felled. Many people will take action now.
11:18 In Oaktown, an inhabited barricade is being cleared. With a scraper excavator. Although there are still people in there.
11:17 First day of “KIM NEULAND” trial: police present again – ID cards are copied at the entrance. About 15 supporters present. For info about the „KIM NEULAND“ trial, visit the ABC twitter @xABC_rlx.
10:45 Small trees are felled in Oaktown.
10:29 A journalist who writes, among others, for the , was held by the police for an hour and a half on the way to the forest occupation. Their cell phone was taken away.
10:11 Oaktown: it seems they are starting to clear cabin Simona.
10:00 Gallien: Small trees are currently being limbed (debranched) with the chainsaw.
09:50 RWE steals Oaktown’s solar panels.
09:00 Gallien: Chainsaws are now destroying the rest of the cut off platform next to the tower.
08:30 A hundred in Oaktown. Traverses (cross connections) are cut off and platforms are attacked.
08:18 Security guards and cops cut the bridge between the Gallien tower and the platform next to it.
08:15 Cops enter Oaktown, security guards in Gallien.
07:40 Some police vans also at the forest entrance at Lorien. They have lift trucks and excavators with them.
07:10 The meadow occupation is surrounded.

September 5th

8:15 pm No more police inside the forest. They are still present around though.
7:33 pm One of the people arrested today is currently in hospital as the police broke their arm.
6:55 pm The demo now arriving at the edge of the forest.
5:57 pm Demo is still on the way. Now with about 700 people.
5:56 pm Gesa-support (at the detention center) in Aachen is under pressure from the police. Personal data were registered and cops pushed supporters in handcuffs against a wall. Support your local Supporters!
5:22 pm The A-Tripod at Jesus Point has been cleared.
5:21 pm Demo going through the “danger area”.
5:00 pm 300 people at the demo. The A-Tripod at Jesus Point is almost cleared.
4:12 pm At Cozytown 3 generously filled Shit-Barricades are cleared. The mood is good. At least at the side of the activists.
4:10 pm The monopod and tripod are evicted. On the big A, one person is still standing. He asks those present for support at the detention center when he is evacuated.
4:10 pm Updates from the EA (Ermittlungsausschuss, committee of enquiry): 5 people in custody in , 3 are probably still on the way there. Two were brought before the magistrate and will come out tomorrow at 0 o’clock again. Solidary people wait in front of the Gesa (Gefangenensammelstelle, prisoners collecting point or detention center)
4:05 pm Still one person on the tripod (looking like a big A) at Jesus Point.
4:00 pm No cops in Oaktown anymore and dinner is ready.
1:30 pm Eviction of ground structures in t-town starting.
12:45 In Morschenich around 15 people including 2 painters banned coming to the forest, the words “art prohibition” are mentioned
If u are in the danger zone and want to hear resistance radio: Now in operation: Radio Dangerzone on 87,6!
11:53 Around the tripod at the “Jesuspoint” a big operation is happening. Climbing cops are there. A heavy machine drove over what they previously called a dangerous “bomb”. They did not call a bomb disposal engineer.11:46 Ground structures in Lorien have been removed. One tripod is still standing.
11:35 Since last night at 4:30 2 people have been in the Gesa (detention center) in Aachen. One of them has been allowed to use the phone now, for the first time. They did not get any food. Come to the Gesa! Bring tobacco and vegan snacks.
10:55 Cherry picker wanted to evict the lowest platform in Lorien. When someone occupied the platform, the cherrypicker stopped. The ground in oaktown is being evicted very thoroughly by the police. A small tripod in Lorien has been pushed over by an eviction tank, a big tripod is occupied.
10:34 Climbing cops at the tripod. Person is buried in hole, 2,5m deep, with the left arm in a lock-on. Cherry picker in Oaktown.
10:14 Eviction team of the cops gets to the tripod and monopod structure at the Jesus Point.
9:32 the eviction of everything on the ground in oaktown has started. In the background the cops and RWE are called names by activists.
9:27 Police heard the name Mike in oaktown: Is he not living on the meadow?
9:25 Person, who had been arrested near the flying field, was set free.
9:16 Police has found an art installation and is getting support from a bomb disposal team
9:09 One person arrested near the flying field
9:00 Riot cops and security at oaktown. Calls and howling sirens from everywhere
8:58 Technical unit at the tripod at the entrance of the forest near Deathtrap. They brought a cherry picker with them
8:04 Meadow surrounded by cops
8:00 Cops at the meadow drive aimlessly from left to right. Historical barricades are being evicted
7:40 Lorien is surrounded. Eviction works started around the lake at oaktown
7:31 Armoured cops (about a hundred) enters the forest at Deathtrap very carefully. A lot of eviction vehicles and security guards, but still manageable. Inspection of the forest on the main roads
6:00 meadow calm, some vehicles at deathtrap
They have been removing barricades, including evicting some live-in barricades with lock-ons, destroying some structures on the ground, controlling massively on the road to Hambi, scouting out the tree villages, and generally getting up to no good. At times there were over 600 cops in the woods. They’ve had water cannon and tanks at the ready also. Some people were arrested after being cut out of lock ons, but are free now. At the weekend the cops made a big fuss about a fire extinguisher that was part of a barricade, and which they claimed to suspect as a bomb! The usual exaggeration in the attempt to discredit the occupation with sensational headlines.
Today they escorted a group of politicians from the governments coal commission on an inspection. Who knows what tomorrow will bring?It seems likely that these attacks will continue, and that the police will attempt to evict all the tree houses before cutting season starts on October 1st. Since 6 years folk have been here to stop the destruction of our Hambach Forest by the police and RWE. For that reason, tree houses and barricades were built, and people have for example locked themselves on to the excavators, power stations, trains, train tracks… too many have been put in prison. The people in the forest continue to act, and will keep on acting even after an eviction.In case you have a lot of extra money and want to get rid of some to support the people in the forest for example to buy more climbing equipment, you are very welcome to do so:Account: Spenden und Aktionen
Volksbank Mittelhessen
Reference: Hambacher Forst
IBAN: DE29 5139 0000 0092 8818 06
BIC: VB­-MH-­DE5FXXX

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