Datteln (dpa) - Environmentalists today protested loudly but peacefully against the Datteln 4 power plant.
"We send our best regards to the obviously incompetent government," said Luisa Neubauer of the environmental organization Fridays for Future. "We will prevent this power plant, we will bring it to a standstill, we will win this conflict."
The protests are against the start of commercial operation of the coal-fired power plant in Datteln. In addition to Fridays for Future, numerous supporters of Greenpeace and Ende Ende also took part in the demonstrations. Activists had already illuminated the power plant at night with letters such as "Climate crisis made in Germany".
According to the Recklinghausen police on Saturday afternoon, the demonstrations were initially peaceful. A total of ten meetings had been registered at the power plant site. The vigils and actions should continue all day.