An activist from the group Last Generation, who has his hand glued to the street, blocks an intersection. © Swen Pförtner/dpa/Archivbild
The climate protection initiative Letzte Generation has once again blocked a large intersection in Berlin. Demonstrators sat down on Monday morning on thoroughfares at Frankfurter Tor in Friedrichshain, as police and traffic information center (VIZ) announced. According to the police, 15 blockers participated, some of them stuck to the road, a police spokesman said.
Berlin - Police officers were deployed to break up the blockade. "There is congestion in the entire area," tweeted the traffic information center.
The group had announced on Sunday: "The upcoming Mondays will see sit-ins all over the country." In addition, targeted protest actions against "the rich" should start this week, it was also said on Sunday. The climate catastrophe is being made "primarily by the rich". The aim is to draw attention to this.
From 15 July, a three-week summer break has been announced. From August 7, there will be a campaign, especially in Bavaria, also with a view to the local state elections in October.
Climate activists have been blocking roads in Berlin and other cities since January 2022. They are calling for a more decisive approach by politicians to climate protection. In May, police and prosecutors searched 15 of the group's homes and business premises in seven states. The accusation was of forming or supporting a criminal organization. Dpa