Running blocks continue

– Because there is a way
from the fossil age -

Running blockade this morning on Gneisenaustraße at 8:05 a.m.
Photo: Last generation

Berlin, October 22.09.2023, 8, 15:XNUMX a.m – For the second morning in a row, several dozen people are walking slowly and peacefully in their orange high-visibility vests along Berlin's main streets as part of the new form of protest of the last generation, while the cars behind them also keep walking pace. The running blockades stretch across Sachsendamm and Konstanzer Straße, among other places. 

“Away from fossil fuels, towards fairness” – this is the demand on the demonstrators’ banners. Claudia Jentsch, 58-year-old electrical engineer for IT and security systems in buildings, explains how existentially important it is to dare to take a just turnaround now: “We can all agree that we need such basic resources as drinking water to live and therefore want to preserve them. But the climate catastrophe is currently threatening these livelihoods. And our future, which will soon be our present. This is unbearably unfair to me – to my two sons, and to everyone else who will experience this present.” [1] 

Ernst Hörmann is the grandfather of eight grandchildren. The 73-year-old has been protesting with the Last Generation for a year and a half, and he's back again today. “We must phase out oil, gas and coal by 2030. It's not just me who says that, science says it - this path is still open to us and we can still follow it! But we need a turning point now. And that is why we are moving forward today and appealing to Chancellor Scholz to finally honestly acknowledge this necessity and for the government to finally take action.”


[1] www.zdf.de/nachrichten/panorama/grundwasser-duerre-trinkwasser-deutschland-wasser-100.html