Bavarian judiciary: More climate activists in longer police custody

After a double traffic blockade in Munich, several climate activists of the "last generation" are again in police custody, sometimes for several days.

Bavarian judiciary: More climate activists in longer police custody

After a double traffic blockade in Munich, several climate activists of the "last generation" are again in police custody, sometimes for several days. The Munich District Court examined the cases and ordered custody, the police said on Tuesday.

On Monday, the activists blocked traffic twice at the Luitpold Bridge, some of them stuck to the road. Three of the eight people involved now have to stay in Stadelheim Prison until December 2nd.

Since a similar protest action in Munich a few weeks ago, there are already 13 other members of the group there. They had been placed in police custody by court order for 30 days. One of the activists in custody was still on Monday, the group said, on a hunger strike he had begun just over a week earlier.

According to the Bavarian Police Responsibilities Act, citizens can be detained for up to a month on the basis of a judicial decision in order to prevent the commission of an administrative offense of considerable public importance or a criminal offence. This period can be extended by a maximum of one additional month.

The protest group "Last Generation" often makes headlines with their blockades or attacks on works of art. The activists want to draw attention to the destruction of the environment and climate change.

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