Protesters are trying to save abandoned German village set to be bulldozed for coal mine

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg attends demonstrations in western Germany to save an abandoned village.
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg attends demonstrations in western Germany to save an abandoned village. Copyright Michael Probst/Copyright 2023 The AP. All rights reserved
By Euronews with AFP
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Anti-coal protesters clashed with police at a massive rally of several thousand people in western Germany on Saturday, with police complaining that protective barriers had been broken down near a huge open-cast coal mine.

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Anti-coal protesters clashed with police at a massive rally of several thousand people in western Germany on Saturday, with police complaining that protective barriers had been broken down near a huge opencast coal mine.

Police have also reported the intrusion of protesters into the mine site. Earlier, AFP journalists witnessed scuffles between groups of protesters and police.

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who has already visited the site over the past two years, regularly attends the demonstrations.

For more watch Euronews' report in the video above.

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