German court rejects activist bid to stay in doomed village


              The sun rises behind a lignite excavator at the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the village of Luetzerath, Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath has to be demolished to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A person sits in a chair next to the Garzweiler lignite opencast mine at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. A court in Germany has rejected a last-ditch attempt by climate activists to stay in an abandoned village which is due to be cleared for the expansion of a coal mine that's become a battleground between the government and environmentalists. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers in riot gear face climate activists at village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers scuffle with demonstrators at the village of Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers lead away a demonstrator the at village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers carry away a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers carry a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers and protesters clash on a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Climate activist sits on the ground at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A person sits in a chair next to the Garzweiler lignite opencast mine at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. A court in Germany has rejected a last-ditch attempt by climate activists to stay in an abandoned village which is due to be cleared for the expansion of a coal mine that's become a battleground between the government and environmentalists. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              The sun rises behind police officer with riot gear at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Climate activists sit in so-called tripods and on a  tree trunk at the village of Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath has to be demolished to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers and demonstrators meet on a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A person sits in a hammock next to the Garzweiler lignite opencast mine at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. A court in Germany has rejected a last-ditch attempt by climate activists to stay in an abandoned village which is due to be cleared for the expansion of a coal mine that's become a battleground between the government and environmentalists. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers carry a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers scuffle with demonstrators at village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers carry a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              The sun rises behind a lignite excavator at the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the village of Luetzerath, Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath has to be demolished to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A person sits in a chair next to the Garzweiler lignite opencast mine at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. A court in Germany has rejected a last-ditch attempt by climate activists to stay in an abandoned village which is due to be cleared for the expansion of a coal mine that's become a battleground between the government and environmentalists. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers in riot gear face climate activists at village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers scuffle with demonstrators at the village of Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers lead away a demonstrator the at village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers carry away a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers carry a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers and protesters clash on a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Climate activist sits on the ground at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A person sits in a chair next to the Garzweiler lignite opencast mine at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. A court in Germany has rejected a last-ditch attempt by climate activists to stay in an abandoned village which is due to be cleared for the expansion of a coal mine that's become a battleground between the government and environmentalists. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              The sun rises behind police officer with riot gear at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Climate activists sit in so-called tripods and on a  tree trunk at the village of Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath has to be demolished to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers and demonstrators meet on a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A person sits in a hammock next to the Garzweiler lignite opencast mine at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. A court in Germany has rejected a last-ditch attempt by climate activists to stay in an abandoned village which is due to be cleared for the expansion of a coal mine that's become a battleground between the government and environmentalists. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers carry a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers scuffle with demonstrators at village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers carry a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A police officers helps a colleague as police scuffle with demonstrators at village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers scuffle with demonstrators at the village of Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              The sun rises behind a lignite excavator at the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the village of Luetzerath, Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath has to be demolished to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Climate activists sit in so-called tripods and on a  tree trunk at the village of Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath has to be demolished to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers carry talk to a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers carry away a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers talk to a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. A court in Germany has rejected a last-ditch attempt by climate activists to stay in an abandoned village which is due to be cleared for the expansion of a coal mine that’s become a battleground between the government and environmentalists. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers carry away a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. A court in Germany has rejected a last-ditch attempt by climate activists to stay in an abandoned village which is due to be cleared for the expansion of a coal mine that’s become a battleground between the government and environmentalists.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers carry talk to a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers carry away a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A police officers helps a colleague as police scuffle with demonstrators at village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              The sun rises behind a lignite excavator at the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the village of Luetzerath, Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath has to be demolished to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Climate activists sit in so-called tripods and on a  tree trunk at the village of Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath has to be demolished to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers carry away a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. A court in Germany has rejected a last-ditch attempt by climate activists to stay in an abandoned village which is due to be cleared for the expansion of a coal mine that’s become a battleground between the government and environmentalists.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers carry talk to a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers carry away a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A police officers helps a colleague as police scuffle with demonstrators at village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              The sun rises behind a lignite excavator at the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the village of Luetzerath, Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath has to be demolished to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Climate activists sit in so-called tripods and on a  tree trunk at the village of Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath has to be demolished to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers carry away a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. A court in Germany has rejected a last-ditch attempt by climate activists to stay in an abandoned village which is due to be cleared for the expansion of a coal mine that’s become a battleground between the government and environmentalists.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers carry talk to a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers carry away a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers talk to a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. A court in Germany has rejected a last-ditch attempt by climate activists to stay in an abandoned village which is due to be cleared for the expansion of a coal mine that’s become a battleground between the government and environmentalists. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A police officers helps a colleague as police scuffle with demonstrators at village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers scuffle with demonstrators at the village of Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              The sun rises behind a lignite excavator at the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the village of Luetzerath, Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath has to be demolished to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers carry away a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. A court in Germany has rejected a last-ditch attempt by climate activists to stay in an abandoned village which is due to be cleared for the expansion of a coal mine that’s become a battleground between the government and environmentalists.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers carry talk to a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers carry away a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers talk to a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. A court in Germany has rejected a last-ditch attempt by climate activists to stay in an abandoned village which is due to be cleared for the expansion of a coal mine that’s become a battleground between the government and environmentalists. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers scuffle with demonstrators at the village of Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              The sun rises behind a lignite excavator at the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the village of Luetzerath, Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath has to be demolished to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Climate activists sit in so-called tripods and on a  tree trunk at the village of Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath has to be demolished to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers carry away a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. A court in Germany has rejected a last-ditch attempt by climate activists to stay in an abandoned village which is due to be cleared for the expansion of a coal mine that’s become a battleground between the government and environmentalists.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers carry talk to a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers carry away a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath is occupied by climate activists fighting against the demolishing of the village to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the Dutch border. Poster read: „1,5 degrees celsius means: Luetzerath stays". (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Police officers talk to a demonstrator to clear a road at the village Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. A court in Germany has rejected a last-ditch attempt by climate activists to stay in an abandoned village which is due to be cleared for the expansion of a coal mine that’s become a battleground between the government and environmentalists. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Climate activists sit in so-called tripods and on a  tree trunk at the village of Luetzerath near Erkelenz, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The village of Luetzerath has to be demolished to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the dutch border. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Activists stand on the edge of the open-cast lignite mine on the outskirts of Luetzerath, Germany, Tuesday Jan. 3, 2023. Since Monday, the police and RWE have been preparing to evict the village of Luetzerath, which is occupied by activists. (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP)
            
              Demonstrators stand in front of police as they protest against the eviction of Luetzerath, in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. The village of Luetzerath has to be demolished to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the dutch border. (Annette Riedl/dpa via AP)
            
              People set off pyrotechnics from a house, while demonstrators hold banners reading ''Defend free spaces!'' and ''Solidarity with Luetzerath'' as they protest against the eviction of Luetzerath, in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. The village of Luetzerath has to be demolished to expand the Garzweiler lignite coal mine near the dutch border. (Annette Riedl/dpa via AP)
            
              Police officers detain an activist on the edge of the open-cast lignite mine on the outskirts of Luetzerath, Germany, Tuesday Jan. 3, 2023. Since Monday, the police and RWE have been preparing to evict the village of Luetzerath, which is occupied by activists. (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP)