Last activists leave hamlet at heart of German coal protest


              Five days after the eviction of Luetzerath began, two remaining climate activists leave an underground tunnel under a building in Luetzerath, Germany, Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. (Roberto Pfeil/dpa via AP)
            
              Five days after the eviction of Luetzerath began, two remaining climate activists leave an underground tunnel under a building in Luetzerath, Germany, Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. (Roberto Pfeil/dpa via AP)
            
              Luisa Neubauer, climate protection activist, speaks at a press briefing at the Federal Press Conference in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. (Fabian Sommer/dpa via AP)
            
              Climate activists are pictured on top of a bucket-wheel excavator at the Hambach opencast lignite mine at Gelsdorf, Germany, Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. Climate activists have occupied the giant digger at the coal mine in western Germany to protest the destruction of the  nearby village Luetzerath for the expansion of a separate mine. Energy company RWE told German news agency dpa that four people boarded the digger early Monday. Operations at the Hambach mine have been paused. The action was intended to show solidarity with the people in the village of Luetzerath. (Henning Kaiser/dpa via AP)
            
              A police height rescuer helps an environmental activist in a wheelchair to the ground near the city of Sitz, Germany, Jan. 16, 2023. Climate activists in wheelchairs rappelled down from a highway bridge on the A44 on Monday morning to protest against the destruction of the nearby village Luetzerath for the expansion of a lignite coal mine. The bridge is about four kilometers from the town of Luetzerath. (Roberto Pfeil/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)
            
              Police officers examine a climate activist's tree house in the village Luetzerath 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)
            
              Police officers lead a climate activist off the site in the village Luetzerath 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)
            
              Police officers push a climate activist with a wheelbarrow off the site in the village Luetzerath 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)
Last activists leave hamlet at heart of German coal protest