Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing told the “General-Anzeiger” newspaper, “What the Last Generation has done is a criminal violation of the law. All this is an imposition on the entire population, it is unacceptable and should be punished in the most severe way.” said.
The Bavarian Minister of the Interior, Joachim Herrmann, described the recent actions of climate activists as fanatical, reckless, highly undemocratic and socially divisive.
Herrmann, demanding a nationwide coordinated action against the activists, stated that he would raise this issue at the meeting to be attended by the interior ministers of 16 states.
“The less the impact, the less the anger among the people,” said Herrmann, who demanded a swift response to the protests. said.
Jochen Kopelke, President of the German Police Union (GdP), also accused the activists of fanaticism and expressed the thought that a coordinated approach across the country would make sense in order to take effective measures against the protests.
“The Last Generation is turning people against them. The group’s growing fanaticism is of great concern,” says Kopelke. said.
“Sabotaging people’s daily lives is politically incorrect and counterproductive to tackling the climate crisis,” Greens MP Konstantin von Notz wrote on Twitter. shared.
Activists occupied the landing and take-off runways of airports in Hamburg and Düsseldorf last week, disrupting air traffic, and thousands of holidaymakers were victims. Last Generation members again disrupted traffic by setting up barricades at important points in various cities of Germany.