The sister of the killed cyclist with an appeal to climate activists

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BerlinSister of slain cyclist appeals to climate activists

Climate activists should go through the hell they experienced after her sister’s fatal accident, Anja Umannová tells the protesters. He considers it ignorant to accept the death of people.

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In Berlin, climate activists blocked the progress of a rescue operation at the end of October.

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The cyclist had previously been hit by a concrete mixer.  She was seriously injured in the accident.  (icon image)

The cyclist had previously been hit by a concrete mixer. She was seriously injured in the accident. (icon image)

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A special vehicle, which was called to the scene of the accident to lift heavy loads, then, according to the police spokesperson, got stuck on

A special vehicle, which was called to the scene of the accident to lift heavy loads, then, according to the police spokesperson, got stuck in a traffic jam for a “quite relevant” time.

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After the death of a cyclist who was run over by a cement mixer in Berlin, her twin sister appealed to climate activists. In an interview with “Spiegel” (paid article) called on the group Last Generation to rethink its protest methods.

“I think I would like to tell them what I experienced and then give them a chance to get through this hell,” Anja Umann 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,” Umann continued. 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 special vehicle was late

Umann also reacted with incomprehension to calls for tougher penalties for road blocks, drawing comparisons with the RAF and 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.

Umann’s sister was run over by a cement mixer in Berlin on Monday. She succumbed to her injuries on Thursday evening. A special firefighting vehicle got stuck in a traffic jam after Monday’s accident due to a protest by activists from the past generation, which is why it arrived late at the scene of the accident. However, his late arrival should have had no effect on emergency care, as reported in the “Süddeutsche Zeitung”.

Nevertheless, the Berlin police filed criminal charges against two protesters, among other things, for failing to provide assistance. After the accident, politicians from various parties criticized the protesters’ methods.

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