Climate activists occupy two German coal mines

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Climate activists occupy two German coal mines

ISLAMABAD-Several dozen climate activists occupied two opencast coal mines in Germany on Friday hoping to put pressure on the government to accelerate plans to phase out the polluting fossil fuel.

Around 60 protesters joined a demonstration at the Garzweiler mine near

Cologne, police said, while about a dozen activists took part in a second protest

at the Jaenschwalde mine in Brandenburg.

The Ende Gelaende (Game Over) campaign group said a total of about

100 people took part.

The occupation is being supported by other environmental groups,

including the German branch of Fridays for Future.(AFP/APP)