Last generation: Police see "fanaticism" of climate activists

The police union (GdP) considers the general decrees of the cities to prevent road blockades by climate protectors to be correct, but not sufficient.

Last generation: Police see "fanaticism" of climate activists

The police union (GdP) considers the general decrees of the cities to prevent road blockades by climate protectors to be correct, but not sufficient.

"He is right that cities forbid spontaneous sticking campaigns with general decrees," said GdP federal chairman Jochen Kopelke of the German Press Agency. The threat of high fines and possible imprisonment in the event of an infringement could be an effective reaction - "these are always a noticeable sign of the rule of law," he added.

From his point of view, this approach would be even more effective if there were soon nationwide coordinated action on these forms of protest. Kopelke said, "The Last Generation is antagonizing people. The group's growing fanaticism is a major concern for the police."

Even climate activists in their own ranks

With its "criminal actions and obtrusive ruthlessness," the climate protection group failed to increase acceptance of climate protection. With a view to media reports about individual police employees who participate in the last generation, the GdP chairman said: "Such a commitment is highly problematic, and there are highly probable legal consequences."

Climate activists of the last generation had again disrupted road traffic in several German cities at important points with blockades on Friday. In Nuremberg, they violated a general decree that prohibits unregistered protests.

On Thursday, activists paralyzed the airports in Hamburg and Düsseldorf for several hours by overcoming the fences, running onto the runways and sticking themselves near the runways. In Hamburg, air traffic was completely suspended for a few hours on the first day of vacation. Several flights were diverted or delayed in Düsseldorf.

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