The evacuation is accompanied by further protests. A handful of project opponents ran in bulk towards the police-secured fence in the morning. Some made it over, but were then recaptured. Previously, individual demonstrators had blocked the ZOB intersection for traffic.
The police expect further actions in the urban area.
Minibus goes up in flames
Apparently there was an arson attack on Sunday evening. A minibus from the plumbing company of a hotel investor went up in flames near the old high school around 8 p.m. Nothing is known about the exact background.
The police have started the investigation. In January there was an anonymous announcement on the Internet that cars would be set on fire. A large banner across from the Bahnhofswald also carries this message.
The activists publish phone numbers and addresses of companies involved in the clearing.
Criticism of Simone Lange
The evacuation was accompanied by choirs directed primarily at Simone Lange. She was a forest destroyer, it was said, among other things.
The project opponents accuse her breaking her word because she allegedly promised not to evacuate. At the same time she is criticized because the eviction leads to crowds, the eviction comes late and also because she negotiated with the occupiers at all.
Eviction interrupted at nightfall
Yesterday, the city administration officially asked the remaining tree house residents to leave the site. Individual occupiers then left voluntarily, others stayed. That’s why the police began to clear the station forest. According to the police, the operation was peaceful. Three people were taken out of the tree houses and a hammock.
The evacuation had to be interrupted when it got dark.
Clearing of the forest should be prevented
The city stopped the action.
Opponents argue with nature conservation
The opponents of the project argue with nature conservation – such as bats – and climate protection. Outside the city center, however, a multiple compensation should be created. Both sides accuse each other of using their behavior to promote the spread of the corona infections, as many people are gathering as a result of the protests.