A climate activist was knocked over by a camera crane during "Let's Dance" in Sweden. © Screenshots Instagram
Swedish climate activists suddenly stormed the stage to protest during the "Let's Dance" recording. One activist was knocked down by a camera crane.
Stockholm - These are turbulent times for climate activists. While members of the "Last Generation" in Germany were recently pinched in a controversial raid by the police and the public prosecutor's office and were even sentenced to prison, an action for a Swedish climate activist came to a much more abrupt end.
Climate activist knocked out during protest action at "Let's Dance"
During the filming for the finale of the Swedish version of the TV hit "Let's Dance", activists stormed the stage. In various videos circulating on the Internet, members of the group "Restore Wetlands" can be seen standing up from the audience armed with banners and powder paint and marching in front of the cameras. "Restore Wetlands" itself also filmed. Ski star Charlotte Kalla, who is performing her final performance with her dance partner in the background, is not disturbed by the protesters and simply goes through with her program.
However, the protest comes to an abrupt end: a camera crane swings out, rams an activist and throws him to the ground. Security forces quickly drag him off the stage, and the other climate activists are also removed from the studio. Whether the cameraman accidentally swung out or deliberately knocked the young man down is not clear from the videos. However, TV4's program director, Erik Westberg, said: "It was not intentional, of course." The sequences are meticulously planned, and the audience is asked not to get up. If someone shows up on stage without warning, it is "impossible to prevent something like this." It is not known whether the activist was injured as a result of the collision.
"Let's Dance" action in Sweden ends painfully for climate activists
As reported by the British dailymail.co.uk, several activists were subsequently questioned by the police - for alleged vandalism. According to the report, one protester herself justified her action: "We want nothing more than to have fun and we also love to dance. But my future will be anything but fun. The situation is so urgent and we can't sit in the audience and watch when our lives are threatened by climate collapse."
Roxy Farhat, the spokeswoman for Restore Wetland, later confirmed that the group was behind the protest.