Extinction Rebellion – Aufstand oder Aussterben

For three days now, the activists of Extinction Rebellion have been blocking streets in Berlin. Hundreds follow the call for occupation of the Berlin Victory Column, The Potsdamer Platz, as well as bridges located in the city center. The actions restrict far fewer Berliners as expected by the movement. One thing is remarkable about these protests, the peaceful manners between police and demonstrators – evidently a well thought strategy by the XR de-escalation team. The movement demands “the immediate declaration of climatic emergency,” “Drastic measures to combat climate change,” and “Genuine democracy tools to help citizens monitor climate change.” – Berlin, October 2019