Wiesbaden (dpa/lhe) - With dark clothing and a funeral march, activists from Fridays for Future held a symbolic funeral for the occupation in Lützerath and the Fechenheimer Wald in Wiesbaden on Friday. The political art action with around 80 participants was peaceful, the police said in the afternoon.
The demonstrators marched through the city from Wiesbaden Central Station with a cardboard coffin. In front of the town hall, they stripped off their black clothes and ran back colorfully dressed, as reported by the climate movement in Wiesbaden. "With Lützerath and the Fechenheim Forest, a piece of us is also lost, but not our hope. Our resistance has done a lot and must continue," said a Fridays for Future spokeswoman.
Fridays for Future Wiesbaden expected fewer people in advance than usual because the movement was carrying out the protest action in an artistic form for the first time, according to a press release. The climate movement protested nationwide on Friday against the expansion of motorways.