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Mass Protests by Climate Activists Follow Eviction of Occupied German Village

Lützerath, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany — Thousands protested the planned expansion of an immense open-pit coal mine, one of the largest in Europe. The forceful eviction of climate activists who were occupying Lützerath for more than two years and the demolition of the village itself became a call to action, sparking the largest protest in the region yet seen.