After a good two years of blockades, the climate protection group “Last Generation” wants to forego its best-known form of protest in the future – sticking to streets. “From now on we will protest in a different form – but it will remain unignorable. From March we will call for disobedient gatherings across the country. Instead of dividing ourselves into small groups and blocking roads, we will hold disobedient gatherings together with many people,” the group announced on Monday in Berlin. The “chapter of sticking and roadblocks ends with this.”
In addition, they want to “confront those responsible for climate destruction more directly in the future” and to “confront politicians and other decision-makers publicly and in front of cameras,” it said. “On the other hand, we will increasingly visit places of fossil destruction for our protest, as was the case in the past with protests at oil pipelines, airports or the RWE company premises.”
On January 24, 2022, the group began its road blockades for a radical climate change. There were also protests in museums, stadiums and ministries. The Berlin police alone counted 550 actions last year, and the capital's public prosecutor's office has now conducted 3,700 cases.
Many of those affected were outraged by the activists, and politicians from all parties considered their actions counterproductive. But things have been noticeably quieter around the last generation for some time now. It is in the shadow of the loud farmers' protests and now also the large demonstrations against right-wing extremism. She canceled her next planned “mass blockade” on February 3rd in favor of an action against the right.