Dortmund, Germany (dpa) – Environmental activists broke into a coal power plant in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia early on Sunday morning, protesting against plans to fire up the new facilities in summer.
The police said 120 people were present at the site and that protestors had entered the Datteln 4 plant through a broken gate.
The German campaign group, Ende Gelaende, said 150 people were involved. Members unfurled banners at two of the site’s loading facilities.
The 1,100-megawatt plant is due to start feeding electricity into the national grid this summer.
Environmental activists oppose the plan. Germany is seeking to switch to renewable sources of power and phase out older, more polluting coal power stations.
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