Police begin moving toward German village condemned for mine


              Police officers lead away a protestor at the village Luetzerath, near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A police officer guards the demolition edge of the open pit mine Garzweiler at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A climate activists stand of a roof top at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A climate activist hangs at a rope at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers surround climate protesters sitting on the ground at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police on Wednesday moved into a condemned village in western Germany, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa via AP)
            
              A climate activist hangs from a wire as police officers stand by, right, in a camp of climate protesters in the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP)
            
              Police officers enter a camp of climate protestors at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa via AP)
            
              A caravan is taken from a road at the village Luetzerath, near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A protester writhes in pain as she’s pinned down by police officers trying to clear a blocked road at the Luetzerath village near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police in riot gear began evicting climate activists Wednesday from the condemned village that is due to be demolished for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Frank Jordans)
            
              Police officers enters a camp of climate activists at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Workers of the German energy company RWE take down the place sign at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A police officers clear a blocked road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A climate activist has entrenched himself in a car, presumably chained, and is freed by police forces using a hydraulic spreader and a flex, in Luetzerath, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Environmental activists have been locked in a standoff with police who started eviction operations on Wednesday in the hamlet of Luetzerath, west of Cologne, that's due to be bulldozed for the expansion of a nearby lignite mine. (Thomas Banneyer/dpa via AP)
            
              Climate activists sit on a barn roof and are brought down by height climbers of the police, in Luetzerath, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police in riot gear began evicting climate activists Wednesday from the condemned village in western Germany that is due to be demolished for the expansion of a coal mine. Environmentalists say bulldozing the village to expand the nearby Garzweiler coal mine would result in huge amounts of greenhouse gas emissions. (Thomas Banneyer/dpa via AP)
            
              Climate activists sit in so-called tripos and block a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers lead away a protestor at the village Luetzerath, near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A police officer guards the demolition edge of the open pit mine Garzweiler at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A climate activists stand of a roof top at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A climate activist hangs at a rope at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers surround climate protesters sitting on the ground at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police on Wednesday moved into a condemned village in western Germany, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa via AP)
            
              A climate activist hangs from a wire as police officers stand by, right, in a camp of climate protesters in the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP)
            
              Police officers enter a camp of climate protestors at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa via AP)
            
              A caravan is taken from a road at the village Luetzerath, near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A protester writhes in pain as she’s pinned down by police officers trying to clear a blocked road at the Luetzerath village near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police in riot gear began evicting climate activists Wednesday from the condemned village that is due to be demolished for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Frank Jordans)
            
              Police officers enters a camp of climate activists at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Workers of the German energy company RWE take down the place sign at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A police officers clear a blocked road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A climate activist has entrenched himself in a car, presumably chained, and is freed by police forces using a hydraulic spreader and a flex, in Luetzerath, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Environmental activists have been locked in a standoff with police who started eviction operations on Wednesday in the hamlet of Luetzerath, west of Cologne, that's due to be bulldozed for the expansion of a nearby lignite mine. (Thomas Banneyer/dpa via AP)
            
              Climate activists sit on a barn roof and are brought down by height climbers of the police, in Luetzerath, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police in riot gear began evicting climate activists Wednesday from the condemned village in western Germany that is due to be demolished for the expansion of a coal mine. Environmentalists say bulldozing the village to expand the nearby Garzweiler coal mine would result in huge amounts of greenhouse gas emissions. (Thomas Banneyer/dpa via AP)
            
              Climate activists sit in so-called tripos and block a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers lead away a protestor at the village Luetzerath, near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A police officer guards the demolition edge of the open pit mine Garzweiler at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A climate activists stand of a roof top at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A climate activist hangs at a rope at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers surround climate protesters sitting on the ground at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police on Wednesday moved into a condemned village in western Germany, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa via AP)
            
              A climate activist hangs from a wire as police officers stand by, right, in a camp of climate protesters in the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP)
            
              Police officers enter a camp of climate protestors at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa via AP)
            
              A caravan is taken from a road at the village Luetzerath, near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A protester writhes in pain as she’s pinned down by police officers trying to clear a blocked road at the Luetzerath village near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police in riot gear began evicting climate activists Wednesday from the condemned village that is due to be demolished for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Frank Jordans)
            
              Police officers enters a camp of climate activists at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Workers of the German energy company RWE take down the place sign at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A police officers clear a blocked road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A climate activist has entrenched himself in a car, presumably chained, and is freed by police forces using a hydraulic spreader and a flex, in Luetzerath, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Environmental activists have been locked in a standoff with police who started eviction operations on Wednesday in the hamlet of Luetzerath, west of Cologne, that's due to be bulldozed for the expansion of a nearby lignite mine. (Thomas Banneyer/dpa via AP)
            
              Climate activists sit on a barn roof and are brought down by height climbers of the police, in Luetzerath, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police in riot gear began evicting climate activists Wednesday from the condemned village in western Germany that is due to be demolished for the expansion of a coal mine. Environmentalists say bulldozing the village to expand the nearby Garzweiler coal mine would result in huge amounts of greenhouse gas emissions. (Thomas Banneyer/dpa via AP)
            
              Climate activists sit in so-called tripos and block a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers lead away a protestor at the village Luetzerath, near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A police officer guards the demolition edge of the open pit mine Garzweiler at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A police officers clear a blocked road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A climate activists stand of a roof top at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A climate activist hangs at a rope at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers surround climate protesters sitting on the ground at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police on Wednesday moved into a condemned village in western Germany, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa via AP)
            
              A climate activist hangs at a rope at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Climate activists sit in so-called tripos and block a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A climate activist hangs from a wire as police officers stand by, right, in a camp of climate protesters in the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP)
            
              Police officers enter a camp of climate protestors at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa via AP)
            
              A caravan is taken from a road at the village Luetzerath, near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A protester writhes in pain as she’s pinned down by police officers trying to clear a blocked road at the Luetzerath village near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police in riot gear began evicting climate activists Wednesday from the condemned village that is due to be demolished for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Frank Jordans)
            
              Police officers enters a camp of climate activists at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers try to take a climate activist out of a car used a roadblock in the village of Luetzerath, near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police on Wednesday moved into a condemned village in western Germany, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa via AP)
            
              Workers of the German energy company RWE take down the place sign at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A police officers clear a blocked road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers lead away a protestor at the village Luetzerath, near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A police officer guards the demolition edge of the open pit mine Garzweiler at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A police officers clear a blocked road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A climate activists stand of a roof top at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A climate activist hangs at a rope at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers surround climate protesters sitting on the ground at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police on Wednesday moved into a condemned village in western Germany, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa via AP)
            
              A climate activist hangs at a rope at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Climate activists sit in so-called tripos and block a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A climate activist hangs from a wire as police officers stand by, right, in a camp of climate protesters in the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP)
            
              Police officers enter a camp of climate protestors at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa via AP)
            
              A caravan is taken from a road at the village Luetzerath, near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers enters a camp of climate activists at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers try to take a climate activist out of a car used a roadblock in the village of Luetzerath, near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police on Wednesday moved into a condemned village in western Germany, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa via AP)
            
              Workers of the German energy company RWE take down the place sign at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A police officers clear a blocked road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A police officers clear a blocked road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A climate activists block a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A climate activists stand of a roof top at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A police officer guards the demolition edge of the open pit mine Garzweiler at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A climate activist hangs at a rope at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers stand in front of a baricade of climate activists at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers enter a camp of climate protestors at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa via AP)
            
              Police officers surround climate protesters sitting on the ground at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police on Wednesday moved into a condemned village in western Germany, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa via AP)
            
              A climate activist hangs at a rope at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Climate activists sit in so-called tripos and block a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A climate activist hangs from a wire as police officers stand by, right, in a camp of climate protesters in the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP)
            
              Police officers try to take a climate activist out of a car used a roadblock in the village of Luetzerath, near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police on Wednesday moved into a condemned village in western Germany, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa via AP)
            
              Police officers carry away a protester at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers enters a camp of climate activists at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A police officers clear a blocked road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A climate activists block a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A climate activists stand of a roof top at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A police officer guards the demolition edge of the open pit mine Garzweiler at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A climate activist hangs at a rope at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers stand in front of a baricade of climate activists at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers enter a camp of climate protestors at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa via AP)
            
              Police officers surround climate protesters sitting on the ground at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police on Wednesday moved into a condemned village in western Germany, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa via AP)
            
              A climate activist hangs at a rope at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Climate activists sit in so-called tripos and block a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A climate activist hangs from a wire as police officers stand by, right, in a camp of climate protesters in the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP)
            
              Police officers try to take a climate activist out of a car used a roadblock in the village of Luetzerath, near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police on Wednesday moved into a condemned village in western Germany, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa via AP)
            
              Police officers carry away a protester at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers enters a camp of climate activists at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers stand inside a camp of climate activists at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers stand in front of a baricade of climate activists at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers enters a camp of climate activists at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers stand in a camp of climate protestors at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa via AP)
            
              Police officers stand in a camp of climate protestors at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa via AP)
            
              Police officers stand in a camp of climate protestors at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP)
            
              Police officers carry away a protester at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Climate activists climb on trees and sit in tree houses at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Climate activists sit in so-called tripos and block a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Climate activists sit in so-called tripos and block a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Climate activists sit in so-called tripos and block a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers stand in front of an protestor in a camp of climate activists at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa via AP)
            
              Police officers stand in a camp of climate protestors at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.  (Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa via AP)
            
              Police officers stand in front of a climate activist inside the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. The The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Banner reads: "From here on only people with conscience". (Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa via AP)
            
              Climate activist stand in front of police officers in riot gear at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Climate activist block a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Climate activist stand in front of police officers in riot gear at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Climate activist stand in front of police officers in riot gear at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Police begin moving toward German village condemned for mine