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Climate activism: The last generation is also changing its strategy due to a lack of support

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Climate activism: The last generation is also changing its strategy due to a lack of support

The last generation’s decision to no longer block streets with sticking campaigns apparently also played a role in the lack of traffic. “If enough new people had continued to come in so that others could take a breather, we would have said: We will continue on this path,” said Lars Werner, part of the movement’s strategy team Spiegel. “But not enough are coming. We can’t ignore that.”

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“The critical mass is missing”

The group’s actions were intense and exhausting and required a lot of courage. “After blockades, some people said: That was right, but I can’t do it again straight away,” Werner told dem Spiegel. Many activists are busy with legal proceedings. Some would want to wait and see what the fine would be or whether they would even have to go to prison.

According to Werner, hostility on the street also played a role in the change of strategy: “That doesn’t make it particularly attractive to join us.”

“We stepped up to bring about change and to put pressure on those responsible,” Werner continued. More and more people took part in the last generation – “but we have reached a limit. The critical mass is missing.” That’s why the group is making a new offer that might appeal to new people, said Werner.

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Since November, the last generation has been working on a new strategy, which was also controversial internally. According to Werner, the group wants to continue to ensure “that we cannot be ignored.” The organization will “select suitable places” where people can “gather disobediently” so that everyday life is interrupted.

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From March onwards, the Last Generation says it plans to call for meetings across the country. The “chapter of sticking and roadblocks ends with this,” the group said. Two years ago, the group began blockades in which they stuck themselves to the road.

The last generation’s decision to no longer block streets with sticking campaigns apparently also played a role in the lack of traffic. “If enough new people had continued to come in so that others could take a breather, we would have said: We will continue on this path,” said Lars Werner, part of the movement’s strategy team Spiegel. “But not enough are coming. We can’t ignore that.”

The group’s actions were intense and exhausting and required a lot of courage. “After blockades, some people said: That was right, but I can’t do it again straight away,” Werner told dem Spiegel. Many activists are busy with legal proceedings. Some would want to wait and see what the fine would be or whether they would even have to go to prison.

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