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Germany: Arrests as climate protests disrupt coal power plant, Berlin traffic

By DW
21 September 2022   |   12:22 pm
Police have cleared activists from a coal power plant and the rail lines leading to it, detaining several people. The protest impacted power output. Meanwhile, in Berlin, another group blocked busy intersections.

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