On Wednesday evening, climate activists of the "last generation" disturbed a concert in the Elbphilharmonie and got stuck on the stage.  (archive photo)
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On Wednesday evening, climate activists from the “last generation” disrupted a concert in the Elbphilharmonie and glued themselves to the stage.

On Wednesday evening, climate activists from the “last generation” disrupted a concert in the Elbphilharmonie and glued themselves to the stage. (Archive photo) © Marcus Brandt/dpa Pool/dpa

Even before the concert began, two activists dressed in safety vests climbed onto the stage and then stuck themselves to the conductor’s podium.

“I’m standing here today because we’re collectively suppressing the climate catastrophe and thus taking away a life of security and peace from our children!” They appealed to those present, according to a press release from the alliance.

Just as there is only one Beethoven violin concerto, humanity only has this one planet whose borders are so disregarded that climate-related disasters are becoming more frequent and deadly, it said.

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In addition, the activists demanded: “We must all become active now and resist the criminal way our rulers continue! There will be no more Elbphilharmonie to enjoy Beethoven when Hamburg is under water. The crisis is escalating right now, in front of ours Eyes!”

The background is that, according to scientific forecasts, “without the implementation of effective protective measures” the sea level will rise by almost one meter by the end of the century and that this, in combination with regular storm surges, not only threatens the Hanseatic city, but numerous other coastal cities and millions of lives.

Against this background, 300 artists, including “many well-known actors, directors and composers” have expressed their solidarity with the alliance.

“What is more extreme than a society that does not stop destroying its own future and the life opportunities of future generations? What is more ruthless than a federal government that refuses to enforce the simplest climate protection measures such as a speed limit?” It said.

In the past few weeks, the “Last Generation” has repeatedly caused a stir with campaigns. Most recently, the activists were after Death of a cyclist in Berlin came under heavy criticism because the alarmed fire brigade got stuck in a traffic jam that is said to have been triggered by a climate protest.

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