German environmentalists arrive to support Czech activists’ blockade

Some 20 activists from Germany arrived at the site of a blockade against the logging of bark-beetle infested trees that is currently being held by Czech environmentalists in the Šumava National Park. The German environmentalists are supporting several dozens of Czech activists who have been protesting felling activity in the park for about three weeks. According to the blockade’s spokesman, the German supporters will remain at the site until Sunday or Monday. Some 40 loggers and forrest workers are currently at the site as well. Park management has marked some 5000 trees for felling.

Author: Sarah Borufka