Ende Gelände: Day 2 - More than 3,500 from across Europe joined the actions of civil disobedience
Photographer: Ende Gelände/ 350.org
More than 3500 activists from all over Europe shut down the opencast coal mine Welzow-Süd in the Lusatia coal fields in Germany and cut the power plant Schwarze Pumpe - Europe's tenth largest emitter of CO2 - off from all coal supplies.
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, 15th May 2016.
The mass action Ende Gelände (‘here and no further’) demands an end of coal now.