During the night of 16 to 17 March 2019, people were prevented from dumpster diving in Sindorf near Hambach Forest and were violently attacked by the police and taken into custody.
This report is the result of a conversation with the concerned.
TRIGGER WARNING: POLICE VIOLENCE
They report that on that Saturday, as is so often the case, they went to save food from the trash. They reported that during that week they had found particularly much of food of long durability, such as several bottles of olive oil, lentils and a bulging shopping cart full of wheat tortillas. Hard to believe that these things should really end up in the garbage. more…
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UPDATE April 24th
18:03 All who were imprisoned on April 23rd and 24th are free.
14:26 Over the next hour and a half, two people from House 1 will be brought before the committing magistrate at the Düren court house. Support desired.
12:50 Police operation ended. Everyone leaving the scene.
12:33 People in the trees are being evicted by climbing cops.
12:32 Eviction of the 2 people on the roof of the new #MAZ that was evicted yesterday is completed. Min. 1 person still in the tree in the garden.
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Siege Krähennest, night
Although we realize that a police action in the forest can happen at any time, we startle at seven o’clock in the morning of Monday morning when we are awakened by the call “police in the forest”. Police vans come along the former A4 motorway, stop and cops get out. Quickly we bring important stuff behind the protective fence under the tower, close and barricade the entrance and pull up the ladder. Meanwhile crow’s nest is surrounded. Police squads photograph and map the location of the tree houses. Chants are yelled. We are tense. A wheel loader enters into the forest and transports deadwood away. Then the driver approaches the tower with aggressive gestures. On its balcony activists observe the situation. He drops his gripper arm on the rinsing station below, more…
THE EVICTION CONTINUED TODAY, TUESDAY!
See also Day X proclaimed again
What do we need? Sleeping bags, power banks, hot food / drinks, musical instruments, banners, songs, power – many people, many voices, many blockades, many actions!
Parliamentary observers and press are very welcome!
Current situation via twitter: #hambibleibt #hambacherforst or on site: @hambibleibt @krahennest @HambiChaos @HambiLluna @ImWinkel1 @oaktown1312
Action map of Hambach Forest
Die Person befindet sich über Nacht in der Gesa in Aachen. Weiteres erfahren wir im Laufe des Tages. #freethemall
12:00 am “End of the operation”: Police and RWE leave the forest. It may be that it will take a while for everyone to get away or that they come back at any time. Criminal charge now: attempted grievous bodily harm because of a fallen bucket. Regardless of the content, this could have injured a person on the ground from this large fall height.
11:20 Currently all eviction measures are discontinued. The person is brought to Aachen. It will be checked if this is the one whom the police is looking for.
11:05 One person “voluntarily” left a tree house and is now in police treatment on the former A4. It is unclear what the reasons are and whether that has any impact on the ongoing eviction.
10:50 The first tree of the day is felled. more…
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Since today there is a large police operation in Hambach Forest again.
In the early morning hours, the vigil was surrounded and searched, allegedly to check the conditions imposed by the assembly authority.
Then police entered the forest with 2 hundreds, together with RWE workers and security guards, according to their own statements in order to eliminate “trash and non-forest objects and to restore traffic safety”. Nothing new, they often come for such “floor clearances”, which is to destroy kitchens, toilets and other infrastructure that are located on the floor. more…
“Hey you out there,
Hereby we (people from in and around the occupation of Eppenberg Forest) invite you to come on March 30, 2019 to the forest day in Eppenberg Forest, in order to get to know the occupation and background of the protest there.
More info: eppenbergerwald.noblogs.org more…
This week the 2nd Hambi spring-clean will take place!
On March 22, 2019, we meet at the gravel pit at 10:00 o’clock, equip ourselves with garbage bags, garbage tongs and gloves to clean the forest from the garbage. At 3:00 pm the garbage will be picked up. Collecting point is on the L276 at the parking lot next to the slip-road to the ancient motorway A4. more…
During the last few days there has been massive excitement over trees, allegedly felled by activists. This was mainly spread by the police in Aachen and the media of the Axel Springer publishing house. But there are also some newspapers that seem to attach importance to serious journalism. The newspaper neues Deutschland researched once more. Here we quote an excerpt of an article that reflects well the whole situation:
“… An occupant said to the »nd«: »These are dead spruces of bark beetle-infested monocultures that were planted in the forest for forestry purposes«. She said that RWE does nothing about bark beetles. »It’s not us who fell our forest. The bark beetles harm these monocultures (…)« Some spruce monocultures have already died from doing nothing. The occupants call a part of it Zombie Forest, because there are only dead trees that regularly just tip over and get stuck in each others. There a reforestation with more native trees could improve the forest.
If you look at the pictures of the police again, you will notice that the felled trees really stood between closely planted spruce trees and not in the old forest of hornbeams and pedunculate oak trees. From an ecological point of view, there should be little talk against the fellings by the forest occupants…” more…
Soon it is time again, from April 12th to 24th is again Skillsharing Camp in Hambach Forest. After the last Skillshare was unfortunately not so great because of the external circumstances (comment of the then Orga: “We would better have canceled it than performing it at any price and making lame compromises with the Manheim Camp.”), this time it’s going to be a real Hambi-Skillshare as we know and love it. So forget boring life for two weeks, with main content like school, college or wage work and come over for fun, learning and networking.
In the afternoon of Friday, march 15th, Eule was released from the prison in Cologne-Ossendorf.
The district court of Cologne overturned her arrest warrant in the course of a complaint. According to the competent judge at the district court, an almost 6-month detention was no longer proportionate. For Eule, the lifting of the arrest warrant is not subject to any conditions. more…