(uoj.org.ua) – In Germany, the village of Immerat west of Cologne will be destroyed along with the church of 1891 on the initiative of private power company RWE Power, writes DW.
The church will be destroyed in relation to the expansion of the mining site in the largest coal basin.
Earlier, activists of the environmental organization Greenpeace blocked the church to prevent its destruction, calling for the preservation of the church, until a new government is formed that will abandon environmentally “dirty” coal.
Reportedly, the RWE refused to comply with the request, expelled the protesters with the help of the police and brought in excavators, which destroyed both the church and the village.
Previously, more than 1200 people lived in Immerate. On the site of the village there will now be a pit: the destruction of the village will be completed in two weeks.
(translated by Anna Lutskova De Bacci)