Here and no further, mass action against coal

Germany
Pollution
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Ende Gelände - Day 1 Paul Lovis Wagner under a Creative Commons Licence

Last week, more than 3,500 activists from all over Europe shut down the Welzow-Süd opencast coal mine in the Lusatia coal fields in Germany and cut the power plant Schwarze Pumpe – Europe's 10th largest emitter of CO2 – off from all coal supplies.

Many entered the mine, others blocked coal trains and conveyor belts transporting coal to the power plant. Swedish energy company Vattenfall reduced the power plant's capacity by 80 per cent. After more than 48 hours, the activists stopped the blockade on Sunday 15 May 2016.

The mass action Ende Gelände (‘here and no further’) demands an end of coal now. This photo and video gallery surveys just some of the actions that took place.

Ende Gelände - Day 2

Tim Wagner

Ende Gelände: Day 2

Ende Gelände/ 350.org

Ende Gelände - Day 2

Ende Gelände/ 350.org

Ende Gelände - Day 1

Paul Lovis Wagner

Ende Gelände - Day 1

Paul Lovis Wagner

Ende Gelände - Day 1

Paul Lovis Wagner

Ende Gelände - Day 1

Moritz Richter

Ende Gelände - Day 1

Moritz Richter

Ende Gelände - Day 1

Tim Wagner

Ende Gelände/ 350.org

Ende Gelände - Day 1

Ende Gelände/ 350.org