Climate protection demonstrators blocked access to two Bundestag office buildings in Berlin on Thursday. Smaller groups of demonstrators with banners sat in front of two of the building’s underground car parks in the morning. Some activists had glued themselves to the street. But three activists had stuck to a driveway that is not used at all. Several MPs reported this on Twitter, including Christoph de Vries (CDU). The police would have no information about this, a police spokesman told FOCUS online.
“We received the message between 8 and 9:30,” said a spokesman. “On Otto von Bismarck-Allee, Konrad-Adenauerstr. three people were stuck in the Adele-Schreiber-Kriegerstr. There were six people, three of whom were taped, and there was another person taped in the street on another corner.”
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Other demonstrators tried to confront incoming MPs with their concerns. The incoming CDU leader Friedrich Merz repelled the activist’s questions about the federal government’s climate policy. “Get out. Go away,” he snapped at the climate protector, who was equipped with a microphone, and pushed him by the shoulder towards the exit. The man had followed Merz into the entrance area of the Bundestag. “You are breaking the constitution,” the activist called after the visibly annoyed CDU politician.
Former Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU) stoically ignored the man’s questions as he drove by. Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) assured the activist that politicians are doing a lot to combat climate change. “Then we can do it together,” said Faeser, just before she entered the building.
De Vries told the German Press Agency: “I am very concerned about the increasing radicalization and ruthlessness of the “last generation”. The Bundestag must react to this with clear rejection and not with understanding.”
The action was over at around 9:30, all the air-conditioning stickers were detached. “The adhesive was easy to remove from everyone, it was relatively quick, under two hours.” In the meantime, the police have been able to gain a lot of experience in this. “It’s been possible since January 24th. Sometimes every day this year, so that it doesn’t take that long to get rid of it.” Cooking oil or other household remedies are preferred, according to the police.
Since the beginning of 2022, the “last generation” has been blocking motorway exits and intersections in Berlin and other major cities to fight for more climate protection. There were also campaigns in museums, stadiums, ministries, at airports and on oil pipelines.
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