“Teerminator” after sticking into action in Germany
A climate activist harvests irony with a tangible hand
Climate activists in Germany are back on the streets again. Among them was a man who had apparently smeared his hand with super glue. His concrete hand caused ridicule on the Internet.
With this photo, a climate activist is causing a lot of ridicule on the Internet.
John HeiligEditor’s news
Usually, climate activists are quickly taken off the streets — even if they stick to the asphalt. This was also the case on Friday morning in the German city of Mainz. Activists from the “Last Generation” group cut an important road.
It appears that one of the demonstrators (38 years old) pressed hard on the tape. The police could not free his right hand. The special glue, a mixture of sand and super glue, is firmly fixed. So the city’s construction workers had to relocate – with heavy equipment. Part of the way was cut off with a hammer like SWR mentioned. According to the city of Mainz, the street was repaired immediately after the activist’s hand was cut off.
Last Generation subsequently posted several photos of the action, including one of the activist holding out his concrete hand for the camera and not looking entirely happy.
The group actually wanted to draw attention to the protest and how serious they were about it. But instead of encouragement, there is a lot of cynicism now. The activist with the concrete hand was dubbed a “Teerminator” on Twitter. “Next time please paste the head,” one of the comments read. Another writes: “Louis Bethune’s glove.”
It was not necessary to take him to the hospital
But some also wondered how things would go with the poor man. Some even suspected that amputation would be necessary. Even if it looked bad, according to his statement, the activist got “the stuff” without help, he assures “SWR”. The hand is now free again. He didn’t have to go to the hospital and he didn’t need any other special treatment. Before the event, he knew what he was getting himself into.
The sticky picket caused a major traffic jam in the morning, and firefighters and police were deployed to divert traffic and remove the activists from the street. It remains unclear whether the costs will be charged to the climate group.
Blitz to work in the oil refinery
Regardless of this measure, the homes of several members of the “last generation” were searched on Tuesday. A spokesman for Neuruppin’s public prosecutor told AFP they are accused of forming or supporting a criminal organisation. Eleven objects were hit, one of them in Brandenburg. The group has been highly critical of the searches and made it clear that they want to continue with their actions.
The prosecutor said the starting point for the action was the protest actions in April at the PCK Schwedt oil refinery. In Schwedt, among other things, the slides were closed. There were no arrests. It will be determined due to the alleged disruption of public services. (Gamma/AFP)
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