About a thousand people from Extinction Rebellion gathered at the Big Star square in Berlin. They blocked the multi-lane circular traffic in the center of the city.
Activists from the Extinction Rebellion movement on Monday morning, October 7, staged a protest in defense of the climate. Hundreds of people gathered in the area of the government quarter and then went towards the Big Star square, where multi-lane circular traffic is organized.
Eco-activists blocked traffic; the area is about a thousand people, according to the Berlin police. The action takes place peacefully, the police ask drivers to be careful and go around this area.
The earth is on the verge of environmental collapse, according to supporters of the Extinction Rebellion movement. They require politicians to tell the truth about the situation, declare a climate emergency and during this reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 2025 to zero. Extinction Rebellion is going to achieve this by peaceful and mass actions of civil disobedience.
The head of the Federal Chancellor Helge Braun criticized the approach of demonstrators to the protest. “You can speak for or against, it’s OK,” Braun said on the ZDF-Morgenmagazin program, – “But announcing dangerous assaults, including on traffic, is unacceptable.”
Activists of the Extinction Rebellion movement also organize “peaceful actions of civil resistance” in London, Paris, Madrid. Amsterdam, New York, and other major cities. Some protests are expected to last “at least a week.”