The German climate group Lezte Generation will try to shut down Berlin indefinitely with a new wave of protests. Spokesperson Carla Hinrichs announced this on Tuesday.
The nature and location of the protests are being kept secret, but a first action is planned for Wednesday in the government district of the German capital.
“We will make the city pause peacefully,” said Hinrichs. Some 800 activists have already registered to participate.
Letzte Generation demands the establishment of a citizens’ council to develop measures to ensure that Germany can completely phase out fossil fuels such as oil, coal and gas by 2030. The aim is also to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.
According to scientists, with the measures currently planned, the earth is heading for a warming of up to 2.8 degrees. This would lead to more storms, floods, droughts, crop failures and famines.
Letzte Generation is known for protests blocking roads and using glue in their actions in museums, among other places.