German police accused of pouring oil on climate protesters who blocked a highway | ET REALITY

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A police officer in Germany has been accused of throwing oil at a radical climate protester accused of blocking the road and the matter is currently being investigated for possible disciplinary action.

Letzte Generation (“Last Generation”) climate activists glued their hands to the Konrad-Adenauer Bridge in Manheim, Germany, on September 3.

Climate activists alleged that some members of the group were intentionally doused with oil and provided video showing at least one instance in which a police officer holding a container of oil spilled it on one of the activists, who wear orange vests in their protests.

The alleged oil was used to separate the activists’ hands from the pavement.

Climate activists have used the hand-on-the-road tactic to raise awareness about climate change.

One activist said the officer poured so much oil on her arm that she ended up sitting in a puddle on the road.

Another activist says the officer poured oil on his pants.

“We are all part of the last generation that still has a chance to stop the Earth’s total ecological collapse, whether we want it or not,” said Generation Letzte. “We come together and offer determined, non-violent resistance to the fossil fuel madness that is occurring in our present. We are the will of society to survive! “We still have two or three years to deviate from the path of annihilation caused by fossil fuels.”


A police officer in Germany is accused of pouring oil on climate change protesters blocking the road in Mannheim on September 3, 2023.
A police officer in Germany is accused of pouring oil on climate change protesters blocking the road in Mannheim on September 3, 2023.
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The Letzte Generation protesters ("Last generation") glued their hands to the Konrad-Adenauer Bridge.
The protesters of the Letzte Generation (“Last Generation”) glued their hands to the Konrad-Adenauer Bridge.
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According to the British newspaper The Express, “Ralf Kusterer, head of the German police union in Baden-Württemberg, emphasized that if there is any misconduct on the part of police officers, they must be held accountable, regardless of public sentiment. The allegations have raised concerns about possible police brutality and overreach.”

Protesters have been staging frequent protests in Germany, causing major delays on highways and roads, and testing the public’s patience.

An incident in August in Munich showed a driver refusing to stop amid protesters blocking the road. When protesters approached to block the car, it moved forward slowly.


The alleged oil was supposed to be used to separate activists' hands from the pavement.
The alleged oil was supposed to be used to separate activists’ hands from the pavement.
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The climate protesters were dragged by the car hundreds of meters into the road.

Around the same period, a 41-year-old truck driver in Germany brutally clashed with climate protesters, dragging each of them to the side of the road and then dragging one protester forward using his vehicle.

In July, a woman in Germany grabbed one of the climate protesters by the hair and dragged her to the side of the road. European media later dubbed the woman a “brutal blonde.”

The activist was slightly injured in the altercation. Police said they were investigating videos and photographs of the incident to determine whether criminal proceedings were necessary against those who ran protesters off the road. They also said that climate activists were detained.

“The Next Generation does not protect the climate, but rather engages in criminal activities,” said German Minister of Digital Affairs and Transport Volker Wissing.

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