Ende Gelände #breakfree2016 action round-up

Between 13-15 May 2016 more than 3,500 people took part in a huge series of Ende Gelände (literally: 'here & no further') direct actions to shut down Europe’s biggest source of CO2 emissions, following a climate camp

The Welzow-Süd opencast coal mine in the Lusatia coal fields in Germany was shut down and the power plant Schwarze Pumpe – Europe’s 10th largest emitter of CO2 – was cut off from all coal supplies.

Ende Gelände: Day 1 - Climate activists shut down one of Europe's largest opencast lignite mines

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.

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Next German climate camp in the Rhineland (note clash with EF! Summer Gathering)