Erkelenz (dpa / lnw) - Following a meeting and a concert in the lignite town of Lützerath at the Garzweiler opencast mine on Sunday, there were attacks. The event area had been stormed by activists, the police in Aachen said on Twitter. Stones were thrown at security forces and police officers. There was also property damage and property crime. One person was taken into custody.
Police commented that a peaceful event had turned violent for no apparent reason. The police had stayed in the background throughout the day. According to her assessment, around 2000 participants in Lützerath took part in a Sunday walk in the opencast mine. The organizers had given a higher number.