Demo in Lützerath
RWE wants compensation from climate activists
After the evacuation of the village of Lützerath in the Rhenish lignite mining area, the energy company RWE has announced that it will take civil action against demonstrators. “Of course, all disrupters must expect a claim for damages,” said a company spokesman.
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The RWE Group wants to make claims for damages against the demonstrators in Lützerath. (archive image)
However, it is not yet possible to quantify how high these demands could be. There is still no final damage balance for the eviction, said company spokesman Guido Steffen of the “Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung”.
According to RWE, there was considerable damage to property during the protests, including damage to the group’s vehicles and systems. In addition, several wells and switchgear were destroyed.
It took the police several days to clear the village occupied by climate activists on the edge of the Rhenish opencast mine. Thousands of people protested against the eviction. The former Lützerath settlement is to make way for an extension of the RWE Garzweiler opencast mine. (SDA)