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Berlin: Climate activists wanted to plant potatoes at the Chancellery

2022-02-13T12:48:20.235Z


Climate activists have been blocking highways on a regular basis since January. On Sunday, parts of this group wanted to plant potatoes in front of the Chancellery - they were not successful.


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No small garden at the Chancellery - climate activists on Sunday in Berlin.

Photo: Paul Zinken / picture alliance/dpa/dpa-TNN

After almost three weeks of motorway blockades, climate activists demonstrated at the Chancellery in Berlin.

On Saturday, they approached Chancellor Olaf Scholz's (SPD) office with spades and tried to plant potatoes on the lawn.

The members of the group "Uprising of the Last Generation" renewed the call for a law against food waste, as their spokeswoman Sonja Manderbach said.

The police intervened, confiscated the spades, according to Manderbach, and took personal details.

There were brown holes in the ground on a piece of lawn in front of the Chancellery, as can be seen in the photos.

A police spokeswoman said on Sunday that around 30 people had demonstrated with banners in front of the Chancellery.

Some would have wanted to put potatoes in the lawn.

A total of twelve personal details were determined, the spokeswoman said.

It is being investigated for joint property damage and participation in an unregistered demonstration.

In order to prevent further actions, police officers then accompanied the participants to Hasenheide, where they joined a registered rally for more climate and species protection.

The group "Uprising of the Last Generation" has been blocking freeways since the end of January, especially in Berlin, but also in Hamburg, Munich and other cities.

In the meantime, she has been receiving sharp criticism from motorists, but also from federal politics, because traffic and people could be endangered.

The activists are calling for a "food rescue law" and an agricultural turnaround to reduce greenhouse gases from agriculture.

Regarding the action on Saturday, they explained: “Since Chancellor Olaf Scholz is still a long time coming with the necessary announcement as to when there will be a food rescue law, vegetables are now being grown in front of his office.”

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Source: spiegel

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