Police forces stopped an action by climate activists against the football World Cup in Qatar in front of the shop of a sportswear manufacturer in Berlin-Charlottenburg. No one was injured, police said. There were no incidents during the action on Saturday afternoon in front of the branch on Tauentzienstrasse. The 25 activists from the environmental group Extinction Rebellion behaved cooperatively.
The climate activists from Extinction Rebellion wanted to protest against the sponsorship of the championship one day before the start of the soccer World Cup. The banners and signs drew attention to environmental impacts and human rights violations.
In addition, posters with the motifs of a bleeding soccer ball and blood-stained soccer shoes and T-shirts were stuck to the branch. A banner called for no WM products to be bought.