Ger­mans protest ex­pan­sion of coal mine into an­cient for­est

USA TODAY Weekend Extra - - FRONT PAGE - From staff and wire re­ports

Pro­test­ers in western Ger­many are demon­strat­ing against a large coal strip mine that wants to ex­pand into an an­cient for­est, with some ac­tivists oc­cu­py­ing a coal ex­ca­va­tor at the site.

The dpa news agency re­ported that ac­tivists said more than 5,000 peo­ple were head­ing to­ward the Ham­bach mine Sat­ur­day.

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