Friday 26 May 2023

Climate group labelled ‘crazy’ and raided by German police

Climate group labelled ‘crazy’ and raided by German police

Across seven German states, police have conducted raids on climate campaigners that are suspected of supporting criminal groups.

Letzte Generation was the group that was largely targeted by police, after months of obstructing traffic across the country.

Many have called for the group to be defined as a criminal organisation and therefore face heavier punishment for its actions, including jail sentences.

It rose to prominence outside of Germany when two members threw mashed potato at one of Monet’s paintings before gluing themselves to the wall.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz has previously called the group’s disruptive campaign “completely crazy.”

Buildings across Dresden, Berlin, Hamburg and other cities were raided, in an attempt to destabilise those with influence within the group.

Some of those under question were reportedly plotting to cause criminal damage to facilities such as oil pipelines – which Germany has said is reason to step in; preventing criminal acts from taking place.

Letzte Generation has stated it will continue to protest and persevere with its activities.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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