Protest in Rhineland against pollution
Over a thousand prepare to stop operations of Europe’s biggest polluter
More than a thousand people from across Europe have gathered in Germany’s Rhineland – the biggest source of CO2 emissions in Europe  – to bring the giant coal excavators to a standstill and call for an end to coal.
Protesters are preparing to enter one of the vast open-pit lignite mines (also known as brown coal) to force utility company RWE to stop the diggers. Participants have arrived from Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, France, the UK, Spain, Poland, Ukraine and Sweden. …