Since the early morning of Thursday September 13th police and energy group RWE are attempting to clear the Hambach forest occupation near the open-cast lignite mine Hambach. 24mmjournalism was on site and reported on the first two days of eviciton:
Following the call of activists in the forest and environment groups such as Greenpeace thousands protested near the forest on the weekend. Several hundred activists made it to the forest to support the occupation either by symbolically planting new trees or engaging in civil unrest blocking treehouses to be evicted. Police held back journalists from entering a forest which led to a public statement by the federal journalists union with concerns on press freedom and free reporting.
24mmjournalism photographer Nora Börding accompanied acts of civil unrest during the ongoing clearing of tree houses and the forest: