German activists broke into Berlin’s Brandenburg Airport on Thursday and took to the tarmac to protest the government’s inaction against climate change.
The activists, who are members of the climate activism group Let’s Te Generation (Last Generation), said the stunt was staged to protest the greenhouse gas emissions from air travel.
Last Generation said in an official statement that “the wealthy 1 percent of the population accounts for about half of flight-related greenhouse gas emissions.”
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Protesters also urged the German government to invest in rail travel.
A spokesperson for the airport said the group, including a 70-year-old man, made unauthorized entry from two separate points on the tarmac parameters.
About 13 flights had to be diverted or rerouted.
Anti-petroleum environmentalist pours tomato soup over Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflower’ painting
This year’s climate change protesters have targeted paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and Leonardo da Vinci. Two climate change protesters thrown Van Gogh painting tomato souptwo others smeared potatoes on Monet’s work, and another threw a cake on the Mona Lisa.
the protesters too Poured onto the highway They stopped traffic in the name of reducing fossil fuel use and poured milk on store floors to fight for environmental justice.
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On October 23, a Last Generation activist threw mashed potatoes at the $110 million Monet painting at the Potsdam Museum.
The group said it threw mashed potatoes at the painting to raise awareness about the dangers of fossil fuels.
Fox News’ Jon Michael Raasch contributed to this report.