‘Buo’ skateboards on the security road, at the border of the forest. The night before marked a small victory for the activists, and barricades were burnt in celebration.
‘Wasabi’ poses for a portrait.
An abandoned home in Mannheim, near the forest. The town has been bought up by RWE to expand the mine, and the habitants have been moved to ‘New Mannheim.’
‘Pat’ poses for a portrait with a gas mask that a well-wisher donated to the activists’ cause.
‘Tricky’ digs for the last of a huge donation of tofu sausages from a nearby factory.
Two dead oaks at the head of the forest.
An iconic image by Nigerian photographer George Osodi photograph hangs in an occupation tent, reappropraited by the activists.
Barricades on the roads in the forest prevent police cars and RWE trucks from moving around, but also would deny access to emergency services such as fire trucks or ambulances.
‘Juice’ poses for a portrait.
‘Hole’ surfs down a hill of mud.
An empty caravan at the occupation site.
‘Sombra’ demonstrates his molotov cocktail skills.
Barricades at the entrance of the forest.
‘Mumu’ poses for a portrait.
‘Waca’ traverses between two trees, suspended by ropes tied 20 meters above the ground.