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There's a feature story on the Greenpeace International site about this one, but I wanted to share this email I got earlier from someone at the scene of the protest:

Hi Folks

Yes, 11 activists are still on the crane. Banner hanging continues. No response so far from Vattenfall Europe HQ in Berlin, just a press release. We still want a dialogue about climate change and coal use with Vattenfall.

By the way, Vattenfall is running an advertising campaign in all big German newspapers asking for dialogue (to rebuilt trust and confidence in the company). Well Vattenfall, that's exactly what we do.

Additionally 20 GP activists started a painting activity at the smoke stack under construction early this morning. Police, fire brigade and security is at the spot. They watch the appearance of "stop CO2" in black 7 meters big letters.

Today is public holiday in Germany (re-unification day). Other regional NGOs, members of the Left Party, etc. have announced to come today to show solidarity. We hope they will make it through the security barriers.

Cheers for now

Gabriela in behalf of the whole team

PS: Can someone send us hot caffe latte and croissants?

[Photo credit: Bertram Boelkow/Greenpeace]