Facing a Government of Criminal Inaction on Climate Last Generation Germany Take to Blocking Roads and Concrete
As recently as 2021, the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany found the government's climate protection law fell far short of meeting the constitutional obligation to protect life and health from the dangers of climate change. However, in recent months, Germany still failed to draw up emergency programs for roads and buildings. That’s why Last Generation Germany took to the streets. These three supporters had this to say.
Maria Hess, 58, teacher, said "If I have the choice between either applause for myself without effectively changing anything in collective reality, or the chance to make an effective contribution to saving the world, without getting applause for it – what choice do I make then?”
Members of Last Generation Germany, Letzte Generation block the road,
some using concrete to secure the roadblock
Dennis Köhler, 28, student, said "It doesn't help anyone to ignore and criminalize us people who work with great commitment for the survival of all. As long as the emergency and government failures are so blatant, we and more and more people will continue to protest. That's why we're sitting here today!"
Edmund Schultz, 59, project manager, said “The climate crisis is not just urgent and serious. It is an existential threat." He adds: "When the world is in greatest danger, we must protest against the further destruction of livelihoods - more than ever before. It is a matter of conscience.”
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