Eight months in prison without parole

– highest prison sentence to date
for sit-ins –

Berlin, October 21.09.2023, 07, 30:XNUMX a.m – After four Last Generation supporters were acquitted for a road blockade in Bensheim on Monday, a judge in Berlin yesterday at noon imposed an eight-month prison sentence without parole Caroline Schmidt (41), who also took part in Last Generation protests.

The public prosecutor's office demanded a total of 90 daily fines of 15 euros for participating in three road blockades last October. The judge's verdict went far beyond this sentence: Caroline should now be sentenced to eight months in prison for her peaceful protest. This is the highest prison sentence to date for a sit-in for a Last Generation supporter.

The reason for this is, among other things, that Caroline shows no insight. She stated in court that she wanted to continue protesting.

Stressed after the verdict Caroline Schmidt"It is precisely because I show insight that I protest. And my insight is supported by the findings of science. If we want to avert climate collapse and thus the collapse of our society, we must stop burning oil, gas and coal by 2030 at the latest. We cannot duck reality forever, as Chancellor Scholz is currently trying to do. "

A Last Generation protest was also negotiated in Munich yesterday. The accelerated procedure against Maya Winkelmann (25) However, it was stopped due to a road blockade on August 29.8.2023, XNUMX. 

Last Generation Speaker Rolf Meyer (56) explained: "The huge differences in sentences for the same type of peaceful protest are absurd. Acquittals and suspensions on the one hand, months in prison on the other. Once again it becomes clear that no court can resolve the area of ​​tension in which we find ourselves. It is up to the government to end our protest by finally aligning its policies with physical laws and fulfilling its obligation to protect all of our livelihoods."

Further Last Generation protests will take place in Berlin later today, reminding the government of its commitments.