Hardly a week goes by without climate activists getting stuck somewhere, blocking roads or damaging works of art. After the action in a museum in Dresden, the houses of the two accused were searched.
For weeks, climate activists have been sticking themselves to works of art or throwing tomato soup and mashed potatoes at them. The German judiciary is already investigating several activists from the group "Last Generation". As part of the investigation into the action on the painting "Sistine Madonna", the State Criminal Police Office is conducting house searches on two members in Dresden.
In August, the 22-year-old and 29-year-old accused used superglue to attach their hands to the frame of the painting "Sistine Madonna" in the "Old Masters" picture gallery. The damage caused by this action is currently estimated at around 4000 euros. The searches are aimed at finding evidence in connection with the crime. More than 60 officers are involved in the operation - from the LKA, the riot police and local police stations.
After the mashed potatoes attack by climate activists on a picture by Claude Monet in Potsdam's Barberini Museum, the public prosecutor's office began the investigation. The activists are being investigated for damaging property. This can be punished with a fine or imprisonment of up to three years.
In two other cases, the trial against the climate stickers begins today. A 26-year-old is said to have gone to a traffic sign bridge at a junction of the A100 city motorway and stuck it there. The sign bridge was damaged by the adhesive. In another trial after a road blockade, a 21-year-old climate activist is defending herself against a penal order for coercion.
In the past few weeks, climate activists have caused a stir across Europe with various actions. They blocked roads and attacked paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and Francisco Goya, among others. The activists want to demand a stronger commitment against global warming.