Climate activists fail with action - because the glue just doesn't stick
Created: 01/02/2023Updated: 01/02/2023 2:59 p.m
By: Jakob Koch
This sticking action by the climate activists from "Extinction Rebellion" went wrong: the Hamburg police quickly cleared the intersection again.
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This action does not go as planned: the attempt at a blockade in Hamburg is quickly dissolved by the police.
The glue doesn't stick.
Hamburg – Excitement in the middle of the Hamburg rush hour: In the morning, several activists from the radical climate group “Extinction Rebellion” suddenly ran to the intersection in front of the Kunsthalle.
The street is in the middle of Hamburg city center – the main train station and Mönckebergstrasse are within sight.
But traffic was quickly reopened.
24hamburg.de has the background.
October 31, 2018
means of civil disobedience
Police operation in Hamburg: climate activists want to paralyze traffic - but the action goes wrong
A 24Hamburg.de reporter reported from on site that several men and women had tried to stick themselves in the middle of the Ernst-Merck-Strasse/Glockengiesserwall intersection near the Alster.
But the police had an easy time of it – because the adhesive failed to work in the cold, damp Hamburg weather.
The people and their banners were quickly taken off the road again.
The activists themselves then criticized the officials: "The action was prevented by the aggressive behavior of the police," they wrote in a press release.
The process is reminiscent of a similar incident shortly before Christmas: At that time, "Extinction Rebellion" tried to paralyze the Kennedy Bridge.
The Hamburg police were there quickly and were able to end the action peacefully - a woman had just tried to stick herself on the street.
The recall of a certain adhesive hit the activists hard only recently.
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"Extinction Rebellion" calls for 30 km/h in Germany's cities
With the action, the group wanted to draw attention to their goal of “immediate implementation of the speed limit on German autobahns and stricter speed limits in cities as immediate climate protection measures”.