‘Climate crime scene’: Eco-activists block coal mine, power plant in Germany (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Over a thousand environmental activists from across Europe have blocked a railway line that transports coal from one of Europe’s largest open-pit mines in Welzow, Germany to a nearby power plant in the country’s eastern state of Brandenburg.

5737e67fc3618832018b4577Over a thousand environmental activists from across Europe have blocked a railway line that transports coal from one of Europe’s largest open-pit mines in Welzow, Germany to a nearby power plant in the country’s eastern state of Brandenburg.

At least 1,600 people took part in Saturday’s protest, according to the organizers, while police estimated the number at around 1,000. One group of activists occupied the railway lines to block access to the power station, while another blocked the conveyor belts that transport coal to power plants.

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