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WWF criticizes "last generation" after attack on constitutional artwork in Berlin

2023-03-07T06:00:54.903Z


The "Last Generation" caused a shake of the head in Berlin with its attack on a work of art based on the Basic Law - even among the German WWF board. He shows more understanding for another form of protest.


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"Last generation" at the monument "Basic Law 49": Counterproductive action?

Photo: IMAGO/JONAS GEHRING / IMAGO/aal.photo

The environmental organization WWF accuses the climate protection activists of the "last generation" that some of their actions are counterproductive to their cause.

At the weekend, the group had smeared the Basic Law artwork in the Berlin government district and attached posters to it.

'That's wrong symbolism.

The climate protest is being done a disservice here," said Christoph Heinrich, Managing Director of WWF Germany, to the newspapers of the Bayern media group.

“I am concerned that climate protection through such actions could only be perceived by the population as a concern of extremists.” Dirtying monuments to the Basic Law is like casting doubt on the Basic Law.

"And that shouldn't be the message of the 'Last Generation,'" Heinrich said.

On Saturday, activists from the group »Last Generation« threw a black liquid on the glass walls of the art installation »Grundgesetz 49« by Israeli artist Dani Karavan.

They smeared them with brushes on the panes on which the laser-engraved 19 articles of the Basic Law are written.

They stuck posters above them with the inscription »Oil or basic rights?«.

Heinrich said of the actions, in which members of the »Last Generation« stuck themselves on the streets and blocked traffic: »It's provocative, it's annoying, but that's how protest happens.

One can somehow still talk about such forms.

In addition, this is directed against car traffic, which is climate-relevant.«

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Source: spiegel

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