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Police remove protesting climate activists from 'Last Generation' outside Berlin Central Station02:47
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Police officers intervened on Saturday to remove climate activists from the group 'Last Generation' who were demonstrating in front of Berlin Central Station under the motto 'Climate Protection is Democracy Protection'.

Footage from the scene showed protesters lying and sitting on the ground, holding banners and placards bearing slogans such as 'Allowing climate catastrophe = criminal' and 'Right to the future'.

According to media reports, the activists blocked the street in front of the station with a sit-in protest, prompting police to declare the action illegal and request the activists to disperse. When protesters did not comply, police proceeded to remove each protester until the street was cleared. The area affected was one of the entrances to the Fest celebrating 75 years of the German Basic Law.

The activists reportedly have plans for protest actions in various other German cities over the weekend, including Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Erfurt, Bochum, Karlsruhe, and Bonn.

'Last Generation' is known for orchestrating street blockades to pressure governments to cease the utilisation of coal, gas, and oil. The organisation operates primarily in Germany, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Poland, and often employs direct action tactics, including sit-ins.

Earlier on Saturday, about thirty activists from the organisation were reportedly detained in Nuremberg during a rally against fossil energy production and the expansion of the Franconian Expressway.

Police remove protesting climate activists from 'Last Generation' outside Berlin Central Station

Germany, Berlin
May 25, 2024 at 18:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

Police officers intervened on Saturday to remove climate activists from the group 'Last Generation' who were demonstrating in front of Berlin Central Station under the motto 'Climate Protection is Democracy Protection'.

Footage from the scene showed protesters lying and sitting on the ground, holding banners and placards bearing slogans such as 'Allowing climate catastrophe = criminal' and 'Right to the future'.

According to media reports, the activists blocked the street in front of the station with a sit-in protest, prompting police to declare the action illegal and request the activists to disperse. When protesters did not comply, police proceeded to remove each protester until the street was cleared. The area affected was one of the entrances to the Fest celebrating 75 years of the German Basic Law.

The activists reportedly have plans for protest actions in various other German cities over the weekend, including Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Erfurt, Bochum, Karlsruhe, and Bonn.

'Last Generation' is known for orchestrating street blockades to pressure governments to cease the utilisation of coal, gas, and oil. The organisation operates primarily in Germany, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Poland, and often employs direct action tactics, including sit-ins.

Earlier on Saturday, about thirty activists from the organisation were reportedly detained in Nuremberg during a rally against fossil energy production and the expansion of the Franconian Expressway.

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Police officers intervened on Saturday to remove climate activists from the group 'Last Generation' who were demonstrating in front of Berlin Central Station under the motto 'Climate Protection is Democracy Protection'.

Footage from the scene showed protesters lying and sitting on the ground, holding banners and placards bearing slogans such as 'Allowing climate catastrophe = criminal' and 'Right to the future'.

According to media reports, the activists blocked the street in front of the station with a sit-in protest, prompting police to declare the action illegal and request the activists to disperse. When protesters did not comply, police proceeded to remove each protester until the street was cleared. The area affected was one of the entrances to the Fest celebrating 75 years of the German Basic Law.

The activists reportedly have plans for protest actions in various other German cities over the weekend, including Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Erfurt, Bochum, Karlsruhe, and Bonn.

'Last Generation' is known for orchestrating street blockades to pressure governments to cease the utilisation of coal, gas, and oil. The organisation operates primarily in Germany, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Poland, and often employs direct action tactics, including sit-ins.

Earlier on Saturday, about thirty activists from the organisation were reportedly detained in Nuremberg during a rally against fossil energy production and the expansion of the Franconian Expressway.

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