Climate protest: Extinction rebellion block Berlin Oberbaumbrcke

Extinction Rebellion
:Climate protest on Oberbaumbrcke – seat block vacated

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Climate protectors temporarily blocked the Oberbaum Bridge between Berlin-Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg on Monday. Sitting down, activists paralyzed traffic across the bridge in the afternoon. After unsuccessful negotiation attempts by the police, the demonstrators were carried away in the evening without much resistance. The bridge was reopened for traffic around 7pm.

At 4.30 pm, protesters from the Extinction Rebellion group blocked the Oberbaum Bridge. Dozens sang and shouted slogans in two large seating circles, such as “There is no right to use coal diggers”, “What do we want? Climate Justice “and” On the Barricades “.

There were minor clashes with police, but overall the situation was calm. “Let’s not wait until they move up there,” a guitarist sang, and the crowd agreed, “we’d better move ourselves.”

The police locked the bridge completely with a team car, self-baked vegan spelled biscuits from protesters refused the police.

The bridge rebellion in Berlin was preceded by a rally at the Reichstag

The rebellion was largely announced: With civil disobedience, they wanted to shake people up in their everyday lives and to move politics to rethink climate policy. Actually, according to announcement several spreader bridges should be occupied.

Extinction Rebellion:Bridge blockade for the climate

Many Berliners came to the rally of the movement Extinction Rebellion at the Jannowitzbrcke.

Many Berliners came to the rally of the movement Extinction Rebellion at the Jannowitzbrcke.

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"Rebellion for the next generation" is on a poster.

The environmental activists around the movement Extinction Rebellion are demanding from the federal government the proclamation of a climate emergency. “Rebellion for the next generation” is on a poster.

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Christoph Soeder / dpa

A climate protector appeared at the rally of Extinction rebellion in the Raubkatzenkostm.

A climate protector appeared at the rally of the Extinction Rebellion Costume.

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Christoph Soeder / dpa

Sitting blockade for the climate.

Sitting blockade for the climate.

The Oberbaumbrcke is blocked by participants of a rally of the movement Extinction Rebellion.

The Oberbaumbrcke is blocked by participants of a rally of the movement Extinction Rebellion.

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Christoph Soeder / dpa

Climate activists of the movement Extinction Rebellion occupy the Oberbaumbrcke in Berlin.

Climate activists of the movement Extinction Rebellion occupy the Oberbaumbrcke in Berlin.

The blockade was preceded by a rally at the Reichstag. There, several activists from various groups gave speeches, including a student of Fridays for Future and a parent of Parents for Future. Tenor: The time has expired, the politicians continue to be inactive. Now more radical but peaceful means must be used to force action.

Climate activist Tadzio Mller believes rule breaks are necessary

The longtime climate activist Tadzio Mller (End of Terrain) said with regard to the planned bridge blockade and civil disobedience with loud applause: The social rule break is appropriate because “it is necessary because it is effective because he is cool”. Any social movement could only bring about changes by breaking rules. You stand in a row with civil rights activists like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King. “Yes, this is a public call for committing crimes. Fuck it all!”

The action is part of the “Rebellion Week” of the movement, in “up to 43 countries worldwide,” said Elshorst. It started at noon with a rally in front of the Reichstag. The activists demand from the federal government the proclamation of a climate emergency. Only in this way would it be possible to “rebuild the economy as quickly as possible in a climate-friendly way,” explained Elshorst. This must happen “well before the year 2038”. According to police, two different applicants for the bridge had announced a total of 700 protesters. (With dpa)