The police began to clear the Flensburg station forest on Sunday. Activists had occupied the site to prevent a new hotel from being built.
The deadline has expired: peaceful talks have been held, some demonstrators have voluntarily left the site. However, individual activists stayed on the premises. That’s why the police started evacuating. According to the police, the operation was peaceful. So far, three people have been taken out of the tree houses and a hammock. Some tree houses were also dismantled.
Eviction will continue on Monday
However, there are still a few people in the area, police said.
The further evacuation can only be carried out carefully and with caution, it is said.
The refore, the evacuation was interrupted at nightfall and is to be continued tomorrow.
The police remain on site with a large contingent to prevent possible excesses.
NDR Schleswig-Holstein reporter Peer-Axel Kroeske observed the evacuation for us. 1 min
Criticism of Simone Lange
Mayor Simone Lange (SPD) made it clear on Sunday that the contact and curfew applied to everyone. Protection against infection has priority.
The refore, the city administration had requested administrative assistance from the police for the evacuation.
The evacuation was accompanied by choirs directed primarily at Simone Lange. It is said, among other things, that she is a forest destroyer.
The activists had occupied the area at Flensburg train station since October.
The y want to prevent the forest from being cleared and a hotel built.
The re had already been scuffles there on Friday.
The hotel investors had sent private security guards to clear the area.
The city stopped the action.
Private security guards began clearing the forest occupied by activists. Trees were also felled. 4 min
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NDR 1 Welle Nord | News for Schleswig-Holstein | 02/21/2021 | 6 p.m.