Climate activists want to block spine bridges (new-deutschland.de)

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Climate activists want to block the Jannowitz Bridge.

Climate activists want to block the Jannowitz Bridge.

Photo: dpa / Soeren Stache

Berlin. Environmental activists from all over Germany want to demonstrate on Monday afternoon in Berlin-Mitte on the Jannowitzbrücke for more climate protection and block the traffic. This is the prelude to further actions of “civil disobedience,” said spokeswoman Hannah Elshorst of the movement “Extinction Rebellion Germany” of the German Press Agency. “We have nothing against car traffic, but want to shake people up by the blockade in their everyday lives.” The action was part of the “Rebellion Week” of the movement, in “up to 43 countries worldwide.” Further actions are planned in Frankfurt, Cologne, Freiburg and Hamburg. In Germany, there are already over 20 local groups of the climate movement.

Accordingly, the activists are planning a rally in front of the Reichstag at noon at 12:05. There a “declaration of rebellion” should be read out. The activists demand from the federal government the proclamation of a climate emergency. Only in this way would it be possible “to convert the economy in a climate-friendly way as quickly as possible,” explained Elshorst. This had to happen “well before the year 2038”.

Afterwards, the demonstrators want to move to the Jannowitzbrücke, where from 2.00 pm under the motto “If I can not dance, it's not my rebellion” you should dance to live music and DJ sound. According to police, two different applicants for the bridge have announced a total of 700 protesters. Afterwards, the activists want to organize “peaceful street blockades” on further spreader bridges. The places are still secret, said the spokeswoman. dpa / nd

. (TagsToTranslate) air movement (t) climate change (t) climate change

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