– Climate activists cut off Berlin’s Christmas tree
The Letzte Generation group has called on German Chancellor Olaf Scholes’ government to do more in the fight against global warming.
Climate activists said on Wednesday that they had chopped off the top of a Christmas tree erected in front of Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate.
The Letzte Generation (Last Generation) group, which is behind a number of punches to raise awareness of global warming, wants to show that Germany has only seen the “tip” of the current climate disaster, they explained in a statement.
Two activists from the group climbed to the top of a 15-meter tree installed in the center of the capital early in the morning using a lifting platform. Equipped with a saw, they cut “two meters” from the top of the tree and told the group support pictures.
A banner was also hung with the message ‘This is only the tip of the Christmas tree’. Letsday Generation has renewed its call on German Chancellor Olaf Scholes’ government to do more to fight global warming.
The group has drawn attention in recent months for various acts of civil disobedience, including blocking major highways and spraying various objects on museum billboards.
German politicians voiced their disapproval, with Olaf Scholz calling on activists to show “a little creativity” instead. Their initiatives could have legal ramifications, with the regional attorney’s office recently launching an investigation against activists “suspected of forming or supporting a criminal organization.”
This qualification and the searches carried out as part of this investigation have sparked a lively debate in the country, where environmentalists are part of a government coalition.