Recent stunts from activist zealots in the name of the environment were pitilessly met by Germans with places to be as some even took matters, and hair, into their own hands.
Climate cultists counting down the days to a near future mark they are certain will be the end of the Earth without drastic intervention have frequently chosen art installations or major infrastructure as the proving grounds of their impassioned pleas. This week in Germany, the latter was the protest du jour as reported members of the Last Generation affixed themselves to airport runways with adhesive and concrete.
“The Last Generation isn’t protecting the climate, they’re engaged in criminal activity,” German Transport Minister Volker Wissing said as videos began circulating of first responders working to pry and cut loose the doomsday activists from two separate airports Thursday.
Reacting to a clip of one such effort that featured a howling protester flailing as he was chiseled off the road was actor James Woods who wrote, “The leftists who glued their hands to runways, ruining the trips of families who work hard all year, discover that they may lose…their fingers from the process of removing them from the epoxy. I could watch this for hours, heartbroken, of course.”
The leftists who glued their hands to runways, ruining the trips of families who work hard all year, discover that they may lose lose their fingers from the process of removing them from the epoxy. I could watch this for hours, heartbroken, of course. pic.twitter.com/UB22LgIWnd
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 15, 2023
Other videos shared by Ian Miles Cheong showed what appeared to be fed-up motorists engaged with activists equally detached from their own self-preservation instincts repeatedly impeding traffic despite getting dragged off by their arms and hair or being forcibly pushed aside by one driver’s vehicle.
“German truck drivers in Stralsund have absolutely run out of patience with climate protesters. Why aren’t police taking action against people who block the roads?” Cheong asked of one clip.
German truck drivers in Stralsund have absolutely run out of patience with climate protesters. Why aren’t the police taking any action against people who block the roads?
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 13, 2023
Germans had enough of climate protesters blocking the roads.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 16, 2023
While it was unclear how dramatic the impact to motorists had been as climate zeal beckoned Green agenda faithful to repeatedly lay down in traffic, Deutsche Welle reported that the obstructions at Hamburg Airport had led to 46 flights being canceled, delayed or diverted the same day that marked the beginning of school summer vacations.
Eight of nine protesters had affixed themselves to the tarmac there while seven had done so at Düsseldorf Airport, leading Wissing and Justice Minister Marco Buschmann to slam the divisive actions that ruined “the well-earned and long-looked-forward-to annual vacations of others.”
Charges for those arrested included dangerous interference with aviation, disturbing the peace and coercive behavior as calls for widespread similar protests have grown within radical groups.
Previously it had been reported that the A22 Network, a coalition of European environmental activists, had held a virtual meeting to discuss taking their protests international, namely to the United States with Extinction Rebellion’s American counterpart Declare Emergency leading organizing efforts.
“We are mobilizing in our many nations and many cultures,” their website stated. “Teams will run projects. Projects will make demands on governments. We are reaching out to anyone who will reach back and join hands to create this new world. If we are refused we will disrupt, week after week, as those who came before us did many times in the struggle for human rights.”
Commenters on the videos summed up how many feel about such disruptions.
Why inconvenience regular people? That just makes them despise your cause imo
— Emilyuumi (@Emilyuumi) July 14, 2023
Why did he stop? They are impeding traffic it’s on them lmao
— Smith (@ChilIics) July 14, 2023
climate protesters blocking traffic, forcing vehicles to idle.
— Blaine Brown (@blizaine) July 14, 2023
Exactly what I’d do
Shout out to the blonde for doing her part
— Ben Gillam (@thebengillam) July 16, 2023
Perfect execution. Be a hero—drag the disruptive “activists” out of the way by their hair. Allow traffic to move again. This is how you can help your community. pic.twitter.com/5b1oBfFnUh
— Charles Cooper (@coopsimms) July 15, 2023
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