Activists resume protests over German coal mine expansion


              Police officers take Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg away from the edge of the Garzweiler II opencast lignite mine during a protest action by climate activists after the clearance of Luetzerath, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. After the eviction of Luetzerath ended on Sunday, coal opponents continued their protests on Tuesday at several locations in North Rhine-Westphalia. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Police officers carry a demonstrator away from the edge of the Garzweiler II opencast lignite mine during a protest action by climate activists after the clearance of Luetzerath, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. After the eviction of Luetzerath ended on Sunday, coal opponents continued their protests on Tuesday at several locations in North Rhine-Westphalia. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Activists block rail tracks to RWE's Neurath II lignite-fired power plant Following the eviction of L'tzerath, coal opponents continued their protests at several locations in North Rhine-Westphalia on Tuesday morning. Near Rommerskirchen, a group of activists occupied plant railway tracks to the Neurath power plant, according to police and RWE. (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP)
            
              Police officers have encircled a group of activists and coal opponents with climate activist Greta Thunberg, center, on the edge of the Garzweiler II opencast lignite mine during a protest action by climate activists after the clearance of Luetzerath, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. After the eviction of Luetzerath ended on Sunday, coal opponents continued their protests on Tuesday at several locations in North Rhine-Westphalia. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Police officers carry Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg away from the edge of the Garzweiler II opencast lignite mine during a protest action by climate activists after the clearance of Luetzerath, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. After the eviction of Luetzerath ended on Sunday, coal opponents continued their protests on Tuesday at several locations in North Rhine-Westphalia. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Police officers carry Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg away from the edge of the Garzweiler II opencast lignite mine during a protest action by climate activists after the clearance of Luetzerath, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. After the eviction of Luetzerath ended on Sunday, coal opponents continued their protests on Tuesday at several locations in North Rhine-Westphalia. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Police officers have surrounded a group of activists and coal opponents on the edge of the Garzweiler II lignite open pit mine during a protest by climate activists following the clearance of Luetzerath, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023.  After the eviction of Luetzerath ended on Sunday, coal opponents continued their protests on Tuesday at several locations in North Rhine-Westphalia. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Two deer run across a field on the edge of the Garzweiler II opencast lignite mine while a protest action by climate activists is taking place nearby following the clearance of Luetzerath, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Activists occupy a bucket-wheel excavator at the Inden opencast lignite mine, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. After the eviction of Luetzerath, coal opponents continued their protests on Tuesday morning at several locations in North Rhine-Westphalia. A bucket-wheel excavator was occupied at the Inden opencast lignite mine, which then had to stop work. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Activists and coal opponents walk along the demolition edge of the Garzweiler II opencast lignite mine during a protest by climate activists after the clearance of Luetzerath, with police officers standing in between in Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. A demonstration procession with several hundred climate activists started in the lignite village of Keyenberg.  After the eviction of Luetzerath ended on Sunday, coal opponents continued their protests on Tuesday at several locations in North Rhine-Westphalia. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Mounted police observe a protest action of climate activists after the evacuation of Luetzerath, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. A demonstration march with several hundred climate activists started in the lignite village of Keyenberg. After the eviction of Luetzerath ended on Sunday, coal opponents continued their protests on Tuesday at several locations in North Rhine-Westphalia. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Debris is pictured after demolition work following clearance in Luetzerath, Germany, Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. The energy company RWE wants to excavate the coal lying under Luetzerath - for this purpose, the hamlet on the territory of the city of Erkelenz at the opencast lignite mine Garzweiler II will be demolished. (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP)
Activists resume protests over German coal mine expansion