Last spring, Edmund Schultz (59) took part in several Last Generation protests during which oil pipelines were blocked. He is now on trial for this - in the middle of the Ahr Valley, the place that, like no other in Germany, conjures up the catastrophic images that are becoming part of everyday life in the climate collapse.
Once again, the judiciary is confronted with the question of whether peaceful protest calling on the government to abide by the constitution and protect our livelihoods is legitimate.
The renowned climate scientist Stefan Rahmstorf clarified in Spiegel just last weekwho is currently on the wrong side of the law:
"The parties that have governed for the last 16 years have had more than enough time to set the right course, but have delayed climate protection to such an extent that they were even admonished by the Federal Constitutional Court. Anyone who now advocates further deportation is calling for unconstitutional behavior."
In the wake of the protests at the pipelines, the Neuruppin public prosecutor's office began investigations against the Last Generation on suspicion of forming a criminal organization.
Several supporters of the last generation also had their houses searched.
Today, for the first time, it will be discussed in court whether turning off oil pipelines in the wake of the climate catastrophe is also legally justified.
Wednesday, July 19.07.2023, 14, 4 p.m., room XNUMX, ground floor
Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler District Court
Wilhelmstr. 55 – 57
53474 Bad N.-A.
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