Police raids throughout Germany goal ‘Final Technology’ local weather activists

Berlin, Might 24 (EFE).- Police throughout Germany on Wednesday raided the houses of 15 local weather activists, seven of whom are suspected of forming or supporting a prison group.

The “Letzte Technology” (Final Technology) motion has held controversial protests and actions to attract consideration to the local weather disaster, reminiscent of disrupting visitors by sticking themselves to asphalt to dam busy streets and attacking company and political social gathering headquarters, in addition to artwork museums, with paint.

Two of the suspects are additionally accused of making an attempt to sabotage an oil pipeline between Trieste (Italy) and Ingolstadt (Germany) in April final yr.

A Letzte Technology (Final Technology) local weather activist glues his hand to the asphalt throughout a local weather protest in Berlin, Germany, 22 Might 2023. EFE/EPA/HANNIBAL HANSCHKE

4 of the raids had been carried out in Berlin, three in Bavaria and three in Hesse, along with different actions in Hamburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein.

Within the raids, which concerned some 170 officers, the group’s web site was seized and shut down, accounts had been seized and property had been secured.

The suspects are moreover accused of organizing a fundraising marketing campaign to finance “additional crimes” that has up to now collected no less than 1.4 million euros in donations, investigators stated.

“Letzte Technology” activists accuse governments of inaction within the face of the local weather disaster.

The motion criticized the police raids and referred to as for contemporary protests.

“The 15 home searches have severely affected all supporters onerous. They make us afraid, however this worry should not paralyze us,” spokeswoman Aimée van Baalen stated at a press convention.

Van Baalen added {that a} march was scheduled to happen in Berlin on Wednesday by Final Generations activists, who accuse the federal government of “local weather inaction.”

German inside minister Nancy Faeser, in the meantime, defended the raids, stressing that the rule of legislation have to be complied with.EFE


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