Status: 18/09/2023, 12:11 p.m.
By: Moritz Bletzinger
Pepper spray and kicks against protesters: A man in Berlin tries to break up a road blockade of the "Last Generation" with his own hands.
Berlin – The German capital is once again the demo hotspot of climate glue. Since September 13, the "Last Generation" has been protesting daily in Berlin again. The group sprayed the Brandenburg Gate with orange paint, organized protest marches and the well-known road blockades.
A motorist tries to scare activists of the "Last Generation" off the road with pepper spray. © Screenshot/Twitter
Pepper spray attack on climate glue in Berlin: Man tries to dissolve road blockade of the "last generation"
The protest was painful for a group of activists. A motorist attacked the climate glue with pepper spray. A Twitter user had posted a video of the attack on the Internet.
It shows how the man sprays a climate glue with gray hair twice at close range with pepper spray in the face. He kicks another activist in a hat. Clearly audible, the angry driver shouts: "Get out of here! Gone, you bum!" "That's an ass," murmurs a woman behind the camera.
The "Last Generation" retweeted the 50-second clip and wrote: "What will the world look like when we have to fight over food and water?" The group often asks this question when it comes to violence against protesters.
Pepper spray incident in Berlin – violence against climate activists on the rise
Attacks are becoming more frequent, but the group refrains from filing charges in almost all cases. Nevertheless, violent offenders do not get away with impunity: The public prosecutor's office can also become active without charges, as lawyer Alexander Betz explains. A request from IPPEN. MEDIA, when and where exactly the pepper spray incident occurred, the "Last Generation" could not yet answer. (moe)