Historic German church demolished to make way for brown coal mine | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Historic German church demolished to make way for brown coal mine

Built in large part by local people and consecrated in 1891, St Lambertus church in Immerath, North Rhine-Westphalia state, was ripped down by diggers' hydraulic arms on Monday and Tuesday, leaving a heap of rubble where the neo-Roman nave and twin towers once stood.

Police brought in reinforcements Monday to manage a crowd of protesters who held up the demolition for five hours, local newspaper Rheinische Post reported.

"Those who destroy culture destroy people too," a banner held up by Greenpeace demonstrators read.

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