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„Extinction rebellion": Activists walk through Bonn’s city centre

„Extinction rebellion" : Activists walk through Bonn’s city centre

Climate activists want to walk through Bonn's inner city on Wednesday. According to GA information, around 50 members of the "Extinction Rebellion" initiative, which most recently blocked Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, are expected.

According to GA information, climate activists of the "Extinction Rebellion" initiative want to demonstrate in Bonn city centre between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. this Wednesday. There will be between 30 and 50 people. In Berlin, for example, these activists repeatedly paralyzed traffic for a short time on Monday and Tuesday. About 3000 climate activists blocked two traffic junctions in Berlin.

In Australia, several hundred people protested in Brisbane and Melbourne, among other places. In Berlin dozens of activists spent the night in sleeping bags under the Victory Column to block traffic there for the second day in a row. More than 150 participants stayed at Potsdamer Platz until late into the night after the police abandoned an evacuation of the square.

The situation in the German capital had been quiet during Monday night, a police spokesman said early in the morning, adding: "They have to sleep, they want to continue tomorrow.“

On Monday about 3000 demonstrators had blocked streets at the Siegessäule and Potsdamer Platz in Berlin to protest for more climate protection. At the beginning of the demonstration week, the effects of the road blockades remained manageable in Berlin, where schools are currently on autumn holidays.

Climate activists: police began to evacuate Potsdamer Platz

First, the police had let the activists go. In the early evening, however, the officers began to evacuate the rally at Potsdamer Platz. A spokeswoman for „Extinction Rebellion“ praised the behaviour of the police as "extremely positive". Later the police stopped the evacuation, as announced by the traffic control center in Berlin. The facility belongs to the Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection. The police did not comment. The climate activists said: "Our rebellion has only just begun."

There have been „Extinction Rebellion“ actions in several major cities around the world. Activists were arrested in several Australian cities on the second day. On Monday in London and Amsterdam almost 200 activists were arrested during blockades. Extinction Rebellion originated in Great Britain.

Original text: Lisa Inhoffen

Translation: Mareike Graepel