Clearance of German hamlet for mine said to be near-complete


              Remains of the tree houses lie on the ground.in Erkelenz, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. Police say that a village in western Germany that is due to be demolished to allow the expansion of a coal mine has been cleared of activists, apart from a pair who remain holed up in a tunnel. The operation to evict climate activists who were holed up in the hamlet of Luetzerath kicked off on Wednesday morning and progressed steadily over the following days. (Thomas Banneyer/dpa via AP)
            
              Police officers and firefighters in front of the entrance of a building where activists have entrenched themselves in a tunnel, in Erkelenz, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. Police say that a village in western Germany that is due to be demolished to allow the expansion of a coal mine has been cleared of activists, apart from a pair who remain holed up in a tunnel. The operation to evict climate activists who were holed up in the hamlet of Luetzerath kicked off on Wednesday morning and progressed steadily over the following days. (Thomas Banneyer/dpa via AP)
            
              Firefighters come out of the building where two activists have entrenched themselves in a tunnel in the hamlet of Luetzerath, near Erkelenz, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. On Saturday, thousands of people demonstrated nearby against the eviction and the planned expansion of the Garzweiler coal mine. (Thomas Banneyer/dpa via AP)
            
              Firefighters and specialists of RWE stand in front of the entrance of a building at a ventilation hose for a tunnel in which two activists have entrenched themselves in the town of Luetzerath, near Erkelenz, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. On Saturday, thousands of people demonstrated nearby against the eviction and the planned expansion of the Garzweiler coal mine. (Thomas Banneyer/dpa via AP)
            
              Police forces stand in front of the entrance to a building where two activists have entrenched themselves in a tunnel in the hamlet of Luetzerath, near Erkelenz, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. On Saturday, thousands of people demonstrated nearby against the eviction and the planned expansion of the Garzweiler coal mine. (Thomas Banneyer/dpa via AP)
            
              Firefighters stand in front of the entrance to a building where two activists have entrenched themselves in a tunnel in the hamlet of Luetzerath, near Erkelenz, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. Police say the village in western Germany that is due to be demolished to allow the expansion of a coal mine has been cleared of cactivists, apart from the pair who remain holed up in the tunnel.  (Thomas Banneyer/dpa via AP)
            
              Climate activist Greta Thunberg stands between Keyenberg and Lützerath under police guard on the edge of the open pit mine and dances in Erkelenz, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 15, 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 is to be demolished. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Climate activist Greta Thunberg stands between Keyenberg and Lützerath under police guard on the edge of the open pit mine and dances in Erkelenz, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 15, 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 is to be demolished. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
            
              Climate activist Greta Thunberg stands between Keyenberg and Lützerath under police guard on the edge of the open pit mine and dances in Erkelenz, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 15, 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 is to be demolished. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
Clearance of German hamlet for mine said to be near-complete