“Share your goals, but…”
Sister of dead cyclist appeals to climate activists
After the death of a cyclist who was run over by a cement mixer in Berlin, her twin sister turned to climate activists.
A 44-year-old cyclist loses her life in Berlin.
A 44-year-old cyclist died in Berlin. She was run over, transport to the hospital was delayed because climate protesters were taped to the street. The sister of the dead, in an interview with “Spiegel”, called on the “Last Generation” group to rethink their protest methods.
“I think I’d like to tell them what I’ve been through and then give them a chance to get through this hell,” Anja U. told the news magazine, according to Tuesday’s preliminary announcement.
Activists should ask themselves “is there no other way to fight for the survival of our planet without harming other people”.
“My sister and I share the goals of the movement 100 percent,” she said. But it hurts her very much “how ignorantly some climate activists accept the death of people who can work to protect the environment and other people themselves”.
The sister also reacted with incomprehension to calls for tougher penalties for road blockades, comparisons to the RAF and the pre-emptive detention of some climate activists in Bavaria. “My impression is that a drastic response is drastic – something extreme is coming, which I’m not sure I support,” she said.
criticism of the protest
Her sister was run over by a cement mixer in Berlin on Monday. She succumbed to her injuries on Thursday evening. The special fire engine got stuck in a traffic jam after Monday’s accident due to the protest of the “last generation” activists, which is why it arrived late at the scene of the accident.
The Berlin police therefore filed criminal charges against two protesters, among other things, for failure to provide assistance. After the accident, politicians from various parties criticized the protesters’ methods. (SDA)