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Climate activists accuse the police of “pure violence”.

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Activists speak of numerous serious injuries in the protests in Lützerath.

During the major demonstration on Saturday, people were stopped “with sheer violence”, said Indigo Drau from the “Lützerath Leben” initiative on Sunday in front of the press in the Keyenberg district of Erkelenz. The activists spoke of numerous serious injuries. Dozens of police officers were also injured during the clearing operation.

The protests in Lützerath

According to the “Lützerath Leben” initiative, the police used “massive batons, pepper spray, armored clearing vehicles, water cannons, dogs and horses” against the coal opponents on Saturday. A demo paramedic spoke of a “high two-digit to three-digit number” of injuries, some of them life-threatening”. Officials beat demonstrators “uncontrollably”, preferably on the head, she said at the press conference.

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