German Village Demolished to make way for Coal Mine
Lützerath is a village on the edge of the Garzweiler open pit mine in the Rhenish lignite mining region in Germany. The village is to make way for the expansion of the open pit coal mine, and the residents have already been relocated.
Climate protesters, who had occupied the town for more than two years, housed in old buildings, clashed with police this week, but their efforts have been in vain as they were removed by police. The energy crisis in Europe, largely due to the war in the Ukraine, have helped motivate the German Government to proceed with the plans for the expansion of the coal mine.