Glue that sticks-German cops bust Last Generation climate activists

Lee Heidhues 5.24.2023

Climate change activism is no laughing matter in Germany.

Last Generation, the German climate activist group, has literally glued their bodies to the street.

Gluing themselves to major urban thoroughfares. Disrupting commuter traffic.

Sending a message to a public which may believe climate change is a problem.

But doesn’t want to take meaningful action to combat it.

It’s obvious the German authorities are concerned about Last Generation whose activities, in the mind of the authorities at least, has moved beyond simple guerilla theater.

These People represent a threat to the State and must be eliminated from the public debate.

Last Generation hauled away by the strong arms of the law

Excerpted from Deutsche Welle 5.24.2023

German police have conducted searches of the homes of climate activists from the Last Generation environmental group. They are charged with having organized a fundraising campaign to finance criminal actions.

Two of the suspects allegedly planned to sabotage an oil pipeline linking the Bavarian city of Ingolstadt to the port of Trieste in Italy. The pipeline is considered to be a critical piece of infrastructure in Bavaria.

Police on Wednesday said they had searched 15 properties linked to members of the Last Generation climate group who are suspected of helping finance a criminal enterprise.

The raids were connected to a string of charges filed against activists from the group since the middle of last year, authorities said.

Police said the internet homepage for Last Generation in Germany had also been shut down on the instructions of the prosecutor’s office.

Climate activists refuse voluntarily

The Bavarian State Criminal Police Office (BLKA)  and the Munich General Public Prosecutor’s Office announced that officers had conducted searches of properties in seven states across Germany from 7 a.m. local time (0500 GMT/UTC) on Wednesday.

Seven suspects between 22 and 38 years of age are accused of forming or supporting a criminal organization, although officials said no arrests had yet taken place.

The suspects are accused of collecting at least €1.4 million ($1.5 million) to finance criminal activities.

The police raids took place in the states of Hesse, Hamburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Bavaria, Berlin, and Schleswig-Holstein. Some 170 police officers were deployed nationwide for the operation.

Literally carried away

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