Moment army of black-clad anarchists storms Elon Musk’s Tesla gigafactory in Germany after ‘Vulkan Group’ declares war

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A GROUP of angry black-clad anarchists clashed with police as it stormed the Tesla gigafactory in Brandenburg.

Dramatic footage shows far-left demonstrators defying cops and breaking through police lines before reaching the fence of the Tesla plant.

Protesters broke through police lines and headed towards the Tesla site

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Protesters broke through police lines and headed towards the Tesla siteCredit: Reuters

German cops say they have already arrested a number of demonstrators

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German cops say they have already arrested a number of demonstratorsCredit: Getty

Protesters stormed the railway tracks and fences as they approached the EV plant

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Protesters stormed the railway tracks and fences as they approached the EV plantCredit: Getty

Protesters are said to have come from all over Germany to protest against the carmaker

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Protesters are said to have come from all over Germany to protest against the carmaker

German cops trying to prevent protesters from reaching the factory

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German cops trying to prevent protesters from reaching the factoryCredit: Reuters

Campaigners divided into two groups to confuse police

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Campaigners divided into two groups to confuse policeCredit: Reuters

A protester is seen bleeding as police officers restrain activists

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A protester is seen bleeding as police officers restrain activistsCredit: EPA

In another clip, eco-thugs are seen storming over the railway tracks and clashing with police as they make their way to the site.

The radicals are seen running towards the EV plant with some being dragged on the ground by German cops.

One of the protesters and three police officers were injured in the skirmish, Bild reports.

A police spokesperson described the situation as "dynamic" as it is estimated about 1200 protesters are on the plant's premises.

The radical group apparently divided into two groups in a bid to confuse police, the outlet reports.

A number of protesters have already been arrested.

Earlier this week Tesla announced it would halt production in the Gruenheide plant for four days due to protests, German newspaper Handelsblatt reported.

Security level 1 has been in effect in the forest and lake community of Grünheide near Berlin since Thursday.

Demonstrators from all over Germany and Europe gathered at the Grünheider Festwiese to protest against the carmaker.

Grünheide's local council is meant to approve the development plan for the expansion of the plant on May 16.

Tesla plant in Germany without power after suspected arson attack

Tesla is looking to expand the facility after the factory opened in March 2022.

Manu Hoyer from the Grünheide citizens’ initiative told Bild: "We will influence the community representatives to ensure that this does not happen."

Police fear the far-left militant group "Vulkan Group" which has declared war on Tesla could be behind the attacks.

The twisted group posted online that it was "looking forward to an exciting week of action" and that there were "many opportunities to attack companies like Tesla."

The extremist group previously claimed responsibility for the arson attack in the Brandenburg gigafactory in March vowing that "no Tesla is safe." 

Why is Musk hated by anarchists?

While Elon Musk's fans focus on his incredible achievements, his opponents tend to emphasise on Tesla's highly debatable negative impact on the world.

In March the mysterious Vulkan Group declared war against the carmaker as they launched an arson attack near the Tesla factory in Berlin.

The extremist group vowed that "no Tesla is safe" after they claimed responsibility for the strike against the EV plant.

The gigafactory, Europe's only Tesla manufacturing plant, was forced to halt production due to a power outage after an electricity pylon was set ablaze near the site.

According to Bild, the cost of the damage amounts to hundreds of millions of pounds.

The shameless radicals are against Musk's plan to expand the gigafactory and have also accused the Tesla boss of contaminating the drinking water in the area.

The eco-nuts have also blamed him for "militarising the road” with cars as a “weapon."

Following a hit at the construction site at Gruenheide in 2021, the anarchist thugs said Tesla was neither green, ecological nor social. 

They described the hit as a gift marking International Women's Day on March 8.

In a 2,700 - word letter posted online the group accused the firm of contaminating the drinking water and blamed Musk for "militarising the road” with cars as a “weapon."

"Together we will bring Tesla to its knees. Switch off for Tesla," their statement reads.

The Vulkangruppe, or "Volcano group" has been on Berlin's radar since it was founded in 2011.

German authorities listed it as a left-wing extremist organisation, operating in the capital and Brandenburg, according to a 2019 report.

Their usual method is to target railway lines or cable ducts, data lines and radio masts.

Their first hit against the construction site at Gruenheide was in 2021 and damaged several power cables.

At the time, the far-left group accused Tesla of being neither green, ecological nor social. 

Police officers battle the protesters

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Police officers battle the protestersCredit: EPA

Cops restrain an activist during the attempt to storm the plant

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Cops restrain an activist during the attempt to storm the plantCredit: EPA

Some were seen being dragged on the ground by police

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Some were seen being dragged on the ground by policeCredit: Reuters

A police officer holds a baton as they try to push back campaigners

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A police officer holds a baton as they try to push back campaignersCredit: Reuters

Demonstrators are against the factory's expansion

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Demonstrators are against the factory's expansionCredit: Getty

It is estimated about 1200 protesters have gathered at the Berlin factory

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It is estimated about 1200 protesters have gathered at the Berlin factoryCredit: Getty

Elon Musk opponents have reportedly set up tents in the area since Thursday

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Elon Musk opponents have reportedly set up tents in the area since ThursdayCredit: Reuters
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