The evacuation of the occupied Flensburg station forest by the police, which was accompanied by protests, was interrupted in the late Monday afternoon. All tree houses have been dismantled, the police said. Two tree occupiers were therefore taken out of the trees on Monday, and two more were still in the trees on Monday afternoon. Because of the late time of day, further evacuation was interrupted until Tuesday morning.
The station forest has been occupied since October 1st of last year. According to their own statements, the squatters demonstrate against the clearing of trees for a new hotel and parking garage. Investors have had building rights since the summer of last year.
Several protests during the day
On Monday, a total of nine demonstrators tried to penetrate the fence into the grounds of the station forest. All were taken into custody. Previously, individual demonstrators had blocked the ZOB intersection for traffic. According to the police, there were repeated small, peaceful protests near the station forest during the day.
The clearing of bushes and individual trees continued in the meantime, under the eyes of the police.
Sunday: minibus is on fire
The re was apparently 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.
The activists publish phone numbers and addresses of companies involved in the clearing.
Criticism of Mayor Lange
Mayor Simone Lange (SPD) made it clear on Sunday that the contact and curfew applies to everyone. Protection against infection has priority. Project opponents often call her “forest destroyer” and accuse her of breaking her word because she allegedly promised not to evacuate. At the same time, Lange is criticized because the eviction leads to crowds, the eviction could have taken place earlier and also because she negotiated with the occupiers in the first place.
Private eviction had been stopped
On Sunday, 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. On Friday, the city stopped hotel investors from clearing the area with private security guards.
Opponents argue with nature conservation
The project opponents argue with nature conservation – such as the protection of bats – and climate protection. Outside the city center, however, a multiple compensation should be created.
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