Activists in Germany broke into Berlin Brandenburg Airport on Thursday and taped themselves to the runway in protest at the government’s inaction on climate change.
The activists were members of the climate activist group Last Generation and said the stunt was staged in protest at greenhouse gas emissions caused by air travel.
“An affluent one percent of the population is responsible for about half of flight-related greenhouse gas emissions,” Last Generation said in a public statement.
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The demonstrators also called on the federal government to invest in rail transport.
An airport spokesman said the group, which included a 70-year-old man, gained unauthorized entry through two separate points in the parameters of the tarmac.
About 13 flights had to divert their course or change their route.
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Climate protesters have targeted paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and Leonardo da Vinci this year. Two climate protesters threw themselves Tomato soup in a painting by van Goghtwo others plastered potatoes on a Monet piece and another threw a cake at the Mona Lisa.
protesters too poured on highways to stop traffic in the name of reducing fossil fuel use and pouring milk on shop floors to fight for environmental justice.
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On February 10, on February 23, activists from Last Generation threw mashed potatoes at a $110 million Monet painting housed in a Potsdam museum.
The group said they threw mashed potatoes at the painting to raise awareness of the dangers of fossil fuels.
Fox News’ Jon Michael Raasch contributed to this report.