Holiday traffic in Berlin disrupted

– Phase out of fossil fuels necessary by 2030 –

Supporters of the last generation are protesting at the Frankfurter Tor today. 

Berlin, October 03.10.2023, 16, 45:XNUMX a.m – On this day of German unity, supporters of the last generation once again peacefully campaigned for a political and social turning point. The demonstrators sat down at intersections on several main roads, stuck themselves to the asphalt and caused disruption to the afternoon holiday traffic. Traffic on the A100 was also brought to a standstill due to sit-ins. Their message: β€œIt is necessary to phase out the use of fossil fuels by 2030 in order to save our livelihoods.”

Marion Fabian, spokesperson for the Last Generation, comments on the blockades on today's holiday: β€œThe orange-colored Brandenburg Gate still warns the federal government every day that the transition away from fossil fuels must no longer be delayed. Today we reiterate the warning: As long as the uncontrolled burning of fossil fuels continues and we refuse to make the necessary change, we will catapult ourselves straight into climate catastrophe. Today reminds us that change is possible and that we, the citizens of this country, are the ones who can initiate it."

Only recently an alarming study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) on the health of the earth was published [1]. Accordingly, the limits have already been exceeded in six out of nine areas that are important for the preservation of human existence.

Rolf Meyer (73), spokesman for the Last Generation, comments on the PIK study: β€œPolitical decision-makers are all lagging behind the dynamics of the climate crisis. We can change the rules and laws of our constitutional state - but not the laws of nature. Science couldn't be much clearer: It's time to take action!"

[1] Planetary Boundaries Study Humanity is ruining its livelihood