Police action to remove Hambach Forest activists continued on Wednesday.

Footage shows police being elevated to the canopy of the forest, where they detained several activists who are attempting to resist the eviction order by hiding high up in the trees.

Hambach is currently home to dozens of activists who live in some 60 tree houses. The occupation began in 2012, when a group of activists decided to dwell in the forest to fight against the expansion of energy company RWE's open-pit coal mine, which is one of the largest in Europe.

RWE, who owns Hambach and is legally allowed to cut down trees to access coal, plans to start felling half of the forest's remaining 200 hectares in October.

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