Dresden (dpa / sn) - environmental activists have ended the occupation of the Green Office in the Dresden district of Löbtau. The activists left the office voluntarily on Wednesday morning, a spokesman for the Greens said on request. They had been there since Tuesday.
The environmental activists had called for an end to the clearing of the Heidebogen forest near Ottendorf-Okrilla and for a conversation with Saxony's Environment Minister Wolfram Günther (Greens). The minister spoke to the group for a long time, but there was initially no information on the details. Originally, the group wanted to occupy the office until the clearing and clearing of the forest, which had been ongoing since Wednesday morning, had been canceled.
"We call on the Greens to act according to their election program and, as described there, to protect every single hectare of Saxon forest and to stop the destruction of the important CO2 storage facility Lausitzer Moor through entrepreneurial interests of individuals," said the environmental activists. More than ten people are said to have been involved in the occupation.
The clearing of the forest, which is called Heibo in local parlance, began on Wednesday morning. The company KBO in Ottendorf-Okrilla wants to continue quarrying gravel in the region and has the license to do so.