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Source: Federation for the Environment and Nature Conservation Germany Continuation of the eviction by the police is irresponsible Berlin / Dannenrod. Nine days before the planned human chain at Dannenröder Forest, the NGO alliance for the forest and the traffic turnaround cancels the announced protest. On October 25th, it wanted to call for an immediate stop of tree felling with a human chain on the edge of the Dannenröder Forest with thousands of people from all over Germany. But the development of the corona numbers no longer allows a national mobilization for protest action responsibly. Olaf Bandt, Chairman of the Federation for Environment and Nature Conservation Germany (BUND): “We act responsibly and cancel the national mobilization for this important protest . We are now demanding the same from those responsible for the police operation. The evacuation must be ended immediately out of responsibility for the police officers and activists in the forest. ”The action itself was planned with great care in conformity with corona: a human chain creates a strong common image, at the same time there is the distance between the demonstrators easy to ensure with two meter long printed ribbons and wearing mouth and nose protection. But when traveling from all over Germany there could be bottlenecks that make it difficult or impossible to keep your distance. Since the risk of infection is now so high, the action alliance “No A49”, the BUND, Campact, Fridays for Future and the NaturFreunde Deutschland have agreed to cancel the action and officials no longer have to. They often come into close contact and cannot keep their distances in evacuation situations. Compliance with hygiene requirements in the joint catering and accommodation of the police officers is also very problematic. In the worst case, the officers drafted from all over Germany can spread the disease further and at the same time fail as emergency services. Uwe Hiksch, friends of nature and registrant of the event: “We are canceling the national mobilization, but we will continue to oppose the clearing of the Dannenröder forest protest. We call for the 25.10. now to decentralized actions in the forest and in many German cities and we continue to show solidarity with the activists who have occupied the forest. ”More informationTo overview

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