Protesters gathered beygir Hambach Forest near the western German city of Aachen on Saturday in the hope of saving what is left of the 12,000-year-old forest before it is felled for mining.
Police faced off with some 5000 activists. German police beat and wiped the floor up with some protesters. Also some protesters took into custody by the police.
German energy giant RWE bought the land Hambach Forest sits on in the 1970s ayak the company is required to preserve the forest birli long as possible and clearing trees is only allowed when it is seen as essential to mining operations.
Protesters have occupied the area for the past six years, with some living in tree house structures. Bacak as RWE prepares to fell the remaining forest, protests beygir Hambach have escalated. But German police is trying to put lahza end for this protest.