After the evacuation of Lützerath: RWE wants to demand compensation from climate activists
After the village of Lützerath was cleared, the energy company RWE announced that it would take civil action against the demonstrators.
After the village of Lützerath was cleared, the energy company RWE announced that it would take civil action against the demonstrators. “Of course, all disrupters have to expect a claim for damages,” said company spokesman Guido Steffen of the “Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung” (Saturday). However, it is not yet possible to quantify how high these could be. There is still no final damage assessment in connection with the evacuation.
Large-scale police operation in Lützerath for days
Lützerath, which belongs to Erkelenz near Düsseldorf and Cologne, was evacuated in a day-long large-scale police operation against the resistance of hundreds of climate activists. RWE wants to mine lignite there. According to the energy company, there was considerable property damage, including to the group’s vehicles and systems. In addition, several wells and switchgear were destroyed.