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"Last Generation": Activists are stuck in the Berlin Natural History Museum


Climate protesters have made another exhibit: They attached themselves to the poles of a dinosaur skeleton. Two women were taken into custody by the police.

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Activists at a protest action in the Berlin Natural History Museum

Photo: Rebellion of the last generation

Two climate activists stuck themselves to the handrails of a dinosaur skeleton in the Berlin Museum of Natural History.

The museum's security service alerted the police on Sunday afternoon, said a spokeswoman for the Berlin police.

Two women aged 34 and 42 were then found in the museum.

They were released from the bars and taken into police custody.

Reports and criminal charges were filed for trespassing and property damage.

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Pictures show two women with orange vests and a banner that reads: "What if the government doesn't have this under control?" The protest group "Last Generation" said about the action: "Like the dinosaurs back then, we are threatened by climate that we cannot withstand.

If we don't want to see ourselves threatened with extinction, we have to act now.«

Climate activists have recently repeatedly caused discussions with controversial actions.

For example, they regularly obstruct streets in Berlin.

Paintings in museums were also attacked.

Three climate activists were arrested in The Hague on Thursday after an attack on the painting "Girl with a Pearl Earring" by Johannes Vermeer.

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A week ago, activists in Potsdam's Barberini Museum spilled a liquid on Claude Monet's painting »Grainstacks« which had a protective glass.

The group "Last Generation" confessed to the crime and spoke of an attack with mashed potatoes.

The Monet painting was not damaged thanks to glazing and a special felt strip, according to the museum.

The museum had since closed because security measures were to be discussed with the lenders for the current surrealism exhibition.

The house is scheduled to reopen this Monday.


Source: spiegel

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