Climate protectors tip lignite in front of the Green Party headquarters in North Rhine-Westphalia
Dusseldorf In protest against the attitude of the Greens to clearing the village of Lützerath, a Düsseldorf coalition unloaded 250 kilos of lignite briquettes in front of the North Rhine-Westphalian party headquarters. “We wanted to show the Greens the mirror that they are no longer the climate protection party, but the coal party,” said a spokesman for the alliance on Tuesday. It is made up of various Düsseldorf organizations, as well as climate protection groups and social initiatives.
The protest was peaceful, both sides reported on request. The access to the party headquarters remained passable, as did the pedestrian path and the street. The Greens spoke of 60 demonstrators, the initiators of up to 100. An offer of talks from the state party leader Tim Achtermeyer was not accepted, but the Greens are still willing to do so, said a spokesman.
The protest posters read, among other things: “Post climate protection in the election campaign. After the election with RWE make a pact!”, “Is it still okay, Greens?” or “This is not an adjustment to new circumstances. This is voter fraud.” “Green ideals” were symbolically buried with a wooden cross.
The energy company RWE wants to demolish Lützerath to excavate coal. This is a political balancing act, especially for the Greens, who are co-governing federal and state governments. The NRW Energy Minister Mona Neubaur (Greens), who was particularly taken by the climate protectors, has stated several times: “The location of Lützerath is owned by RWE, the courts have decided in the last instance and must be accepted in a constitutional state.”
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