BERLIN (AP) — Climate activists blocked roads leading to Germany’s three largest airports on Wednesday, sticking to the ground before police arrived.
Members of the Uprising of the Last Generation group have said they want to disrupt cargo and passenger traffic at airports in Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin.
The group demanded that the government take action to end food waste. He argues that throwing away large amounts of usable food contributes to hunger and climate change.
Past protests involving the blocking of roads and ports have drawn criticism from officials across the political spectrum.
“Blocking highways or even airports is useless, it’s wrong,” Environment Minister Steffi Lemke told the weekly Die Zeit. He quoted Lemke as saying that anger over Germany’s failure to meet its emissions targets did not justify such protests.
The lockdowns recall last year’s protests by climate action group Insulate Britain, which clogged many motorways and main roads in London and other UK cities.