With jackhammers in front of the Federal Ministry of Transport – “2022 was just the beginning”

January 04.01.2022th, XNUMX - The Last Generation is building a construction site in front of the Ministry of Transport
January 04.01.2022th, XNUMX - The Last Generation is building a construction site in front of the Ministry of Transport

Berlin, June 4.1.2023, 8, 25:XNUMX a.m – Supporters of the last generation blocked off the street in front of the Federal Ministry of Transport with fences and tape in the morning and then tried to break it open with jackhammers. They stopped the flow of traffic and with it the life-threatening daily grind. Because the road to climate hell is freshly paved with Volker Wissing.
There is a banner above the construction work in front of the Ministry of Transport that reads: “2022 was just the beginning”.

Kai Arne Springorum stands today in front of the Ministry of Transport with a jackhammer and symbolically breaks the road to a destroyed future.
He explains: "While we talk about shower times and who drives how much, fossil fuel rich people fly over our heads in private jets, sabotage every debate about the energy transition and thus destroy our democracy. They have already pushed us so far down the path into the flaming abyss that the smoke stings our noses. It is high time to shatter this deadly path once and for all.” 

Kai Arne Springorum
Kai Arne Springorum
Photo: (c) Stefan Müller

The influence of the fossil fuel lobby extends to all decision-making levels. At the World Climate Conference last year There were more lobbyists for oil, gas and coal than the ten countries most affected by climate change combined. The result: an exit from oil and gas was not even mentioned in the final declaration.
Fossil fuel companies have also been influencing political decisions in Germany for decades, ignore democratic majorities and knowingly endanger billions of lives for quick profit.
This can currently be seen impressively in the village of Lützerath: The decision to evacuate the town, which began yesterday, is based on figures from RWE, the DAX company with the highest CO2 emissions, Und incorrect calculations.

At the same time as the protest in front of the ministry, supporters of the Last Generation are blocking two more streets in Berlin today.

Carla Rochel, speaker of the Last Generation, warns: “Forests burned, rivers dried up, people lost their homes, one heat record followed the next - but 2022 was just the beginning of the disasters. The current political course is leading us full speed into climate hell. We will irrevocably lose all the freedoms that Transport Minister Wissing and his party colleagues advocate so passionately if cities become uninhabitable, food runs out and our economy collapses completely.”

Carla Rochel | Photo: (c) Marlene Charlotte Limburg
Carla Rochel
Photo: (c) Marlene Charlotte Limburg

She emphasizes: “We will not blindly follow the road to the abyss. Like the people in Lützerath, we stand in the way of this madness - creatively, courageously and full of hope. 2022 was just the beginning of the resistance. We will continue to disrupt everyday life and bring our resistance to all areas of society in large numbers and with determination. If we want to survive, we finally have to tackle this construction site together!”

“2022 was just the beginning”
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