Yes We Camp!
Update to the Ende Gelaende Camp and upcoming events
Dear Ende Gelaendist@s!
Many of you will travel by special train, bus, bike or horse to the Ende Gelaende mass action. And many of you will will sleep, eat, prepare, party and debrief on our protest camp. As every year, the camp is a difficult, suspensful, sometimes exhausting part of our protest.
Because RWE owns most of the land in the Coalfield region they can exert massive pressure onto farmers not to let us camp on their fields. Because of this, we registered and suggested multiple sites to the police weeks ago so that we could annouce our camp with thousands of people as a legal assembly. Last week, the police ordered us to use a site 30 kilometers away from the Hambach Forest with no public transport and high-voltage power cables on it. This is ridiculous! It is the obvious attempt to keep our protest against the destructive coal industry away from the site of destruction. Against this order, we filed a law suit yesterday. Becaus the police ist stalling the procedure, the court has not yet decided as of Tuesday noon. We will not accept this stonewalling!
Today, we started to set up our camp, despite not having a final court ruling. Building up such a large camp is a lot of work and takes some time, which is running out for us. The exact location of the camp will be communicated tomorrow to protect the campsite today. This was not an easy decision for us and we know, that for some of you this might be an unexpected turn of events. Unfortunately, we could not communicate this earlier due to the dynamic and complexity of the situation.
For everyone going to Ende Gelaende: Yes We Camp! Get you affinity group, your tent and sleeping back and join us for the action! If you arrive on Tuesday, the legalized Hambi-Solidarity-Camp in Kerpen-Manheim (alt) is a good spot to arrive.
For everyone who wants to sleep in a house in this situation, please visit the accomodation platform!