Climate protests in Berlin: Demonstrators block many A100 exits

For the second day in a row, climate protection demonstrators in Berlin are causing numerous traffic obstructions with their protests.

Climate protests in Berlin: Demonstrators block many A100 exits

For the second day in a row, climate protection demonstrators in Berlin are causing numerous traffic obstructions with their protests. Similar actions are expected to take place in the coming days. The police report dozens of arrests - the GdP complains about the lax treatment of the protesters.

Climate protection demonstrators once again blocked numerous exits from the A100 city motorway in Berlin this morning. According to the police and the traffic information center, around ten exits and streets were affected, especially in the west and south of the city. According to the police, groups of around seven to ten men and women blocked the exits. Some of them stuck to the street, so the blockades lasted longer. There were traffic jams on the freeway during rush hour. 180 police officers were on duty.

Only the day before there had been brief blockages in many places and similar actions are also planned for the next few days. The demonstrators from the group "Last Generation" called for "save oil instead of drilling" and "North Sea oil - nope" on banners. Police directed cars across the sidewalk.

As in January and February with the first series of blockades, aggressive and problematic incidents apparently occurred again. The "Last Generation" posted a video showing a driver slowly pushing a protester away with his car. The woman first walks backwards and then lies down on the hood of the car. The driver calls out that he has an appointment, the demonstrator shouts back. How the situation ended was not to be seen. Photos were published on the Internet on Monday of blockers being pushed away or sprayed with water.

This week's blockades had been announced and are to take place every morning. The initiative had campaigned nationwide for supporters from the environmental protection movement and announced more participants than before.

"We are the last generation that can still prevent climate collapse," said the initiative. She demands a statement from Chancellor Olaf Scholz that no new infrastructure will be built to use fossil fuels. Daily interruptions to road traffic in Berlin are planned - until Scholz credibly declares that there will be no oil drilling in the North Sea.

On Monday, the police temporarily arrested 75 demonstrators. A police spokesman said that 28 criminal proceedings had been initiated, mainly for coercion and resistance to the police. In addition, there were eleven investigations into administrative offenses.

The Berlin CDU criticized: "The road blockades of the last few days have obstructed traffic, endangered human lives, and caused additional stress on the climate through unnecessary traffic jams." SPD interior senator Iris Spranger must finally take action. The police union (GdP) complained that the everyday life of hundreds of thousands of people was massively hampered by the demonstrators. "Perhaps it would then also be advisable for them to be sanctioned accordingly by the judiciary, for our colleagues not to work for the wastepaper basket and for blockers not to leave the capital after such a guerrilla action as if nothing had happened."

Yorum yapabilmek için üye girişi yapmanız gerekmektedir.

Üye değilseniz hemen üye olun veya giriş yapın.

NEXT NEWS