No declaration of life from the Hamburg university president: Audimax colored orange-red

Hamburg, Thu, June 02.06.22nd, XNUMX | Shortly after twelve noon, the occupiers of the University of Hamburg used three fire extinguishers to paint the glass facade of the Audimax orange-red while holding a banner on the canopy with the inscription “Preserve livelihoods? “Not the task of this university – university president H. Heekeren”.

People hold a banner with the inscription "Preserve livelihoods? Not the task of this university. - University President H. Heekeren". The building behind them is colored with red-orange paint.
Orange-red colored auditorium of the University of Hamburg.

The evening before, university president Hauke ​​Heekeren had made this statement in a personal conversation with the occupiers. In doing so, he has once again confirmed what he had already told the Hamburger Abendblatt: He sees the need to publicly address Robert Habeck - as requested - with the message that new North Sea oil is not compatible with preserving humanity's livelihood.not as a task of the university".

At the same time, other participants in the university occupation posted messages with spray chalk inside the Audimax foyer such as “Last Generation” and “Stop the fossil fuel madness” until they were stopped by the police.

Jana Mestmäcker
Jana Mestmäcker (30)

Including Jana Mestmäcker, psychologist, alumna of the University of Hamburg:
"Who should speak out against the federal government's fossil fuel madness if not the president of a university of excellence for sustainability? I cannot accept that my old university simply allows the irreparable destruction of our livelihood to happen. "

Since Monday lunchtime, Audimax II had been occupied under the demand that the university president publicly speak out against new North Sea oil and for life.

Jacob Bilal Hatem
Jacob Bilal-Hatem

Jacob Bilal Hatem, sociology student and co-initiator of the occupation:
"In discussions with students at the University of Hamburg, we received a lot of support. Many people seem to sense the dilemma: If I finish my bachelor's degree now, it could already be too late for a future worth living. We call on all students to join the peaceful resistance against the destruction of our livelihood. We are all the last generation that can still do this. "

Person behind a red-orange colored window holds a Last Generation banner. A banner with the inscription Declaration of Life can be seen above her.

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