Hundreds of activists from the Ende Gelände environmentalist group continued protests against the clearing of the Dannenrod forest to create an unnecessary and useless highway. Police deployed a water cannon on the forest defenders in sub-zero temperatures, causing many to leave the area in fear of getting hypothermia. Police eventually retreated from the site.
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