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Short Installation of Geothermal Guardrails in Glovelier

On Saturday afternoon, several dozen people occupied a site designated for a deep geothermal energy project in Glovelier. After a brief discussion with the police, they agreed to leave and departed shortly afterwards. The mostly masked demonstrators had come from a nearby makeshift campsite and broke through the fences. The local security service called the police, who arrived to find several dozen people inside the fenced area. The police began an investigation and the prosecutor's office was notified. The deep geothermal energy project in the Jura region is controversial, and earlier this month opponents set up a tent camp near the planned site. In summary, several dozen people occupied a site designated for a deep geothermal energy project in Glovelier, Switzerland. They were mostly masked and had come from a nearby makeshift campsite. The police were called and the demonstrators agreed to leave after a brief discussion. The project is controversial and opponents had set up a tent camp near the planned site earlier this month.

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