Climate protection groups from the group “Uprising of the last generation” continued their protests for a rapid energy transition in Berlin on Thursday. In the morning they blocked the crossing at Frankfurter Tor in Friedrichshain. In doing so, they blocked the way for car traffic on Frankfurter Allee and Karl-Marx-Allee as the central axis in the eastern center of the capital.
“Frankfurter Tor blocked in all directions,” announced the radical activists on Twitter. “The civil resistance against the government failure in the climate emergency is in the heart of Berlin today.” Addressing Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz, they added: “You took office as climate chancellor – speak your mind against new North Sea oil!”
The protest is directed against new oil drilling in the North Sea. For this reason, the group had already on Wednesday smeared the facade of the chancellery with black paint.
The “Last Generation” had announced actions for the whole week. As with previous protests, group am Monday and Tuesday around ten exits of the A100 city motorway were blocked. Some of the demonstrators stuck to the streets.
Frankfurter Allee and Karl-Marx-Allee are used by many commuters in the morning. They meet at the Frankfurter Tor. According to the traffic information center, the blockade in the morning quickly led to longer traffic jams in all directions around the square. (tsp)