Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Environmental activists paint the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Activists of the The environmental group Last Generation sprayed paint on the Brandenburg Gate that’s that Berlin’s most famous monument in one action call on the federal government to give up soon the fossil fuels in the fight against climate change.

What did environmentalists do with the Brandenburg Gate?

The six pillars of the monument in central Berlin are painted with orange spots, which is a warning message, the group said in a statement.

Environmentalists arrested

According to police, 14 people were arrested at the scene without any violence occurring.

The activists wanted to send the message that it was “time for political change” to “give up fossil fuels,” the statement said.

They are calling for the renunciation of petrol, gas and coal

“We have to get out of petrol, gas and coal by 2030 at the latest. It is time for (German Prime Minister) Olaf Scholz to speak clearly,” said Marion Fabian, spokeswoman for Última Generación.

  • Germany wants to achieve CO2 neutrality by 2045.

The Brandenburg Gate

The The Brandenburg Gate, known as “Brandenburger Tor” in German, is one of the most symbolic architectural monuments in Berlin and all of Germany. This imposing neoclassical building lies in the heart of the city and played a crucial role in German history. The gate was designed by architect Carl Gotthard Langhans and built between 1788 and 1791 during the reign of Frederick William II of Prussia. It consists of five arched openings, the central one being the largest and historically serving as a ceremonial passageway for kings and dignitaries.

At the top of the Brandenburg Gate is the impressive sculpture of a chariot drawn by four horses, symbolizing victory. Over the years, this monument has witnessed important historical events, from military parades during the Prussian era to demonstrations and celebrations after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Today is The Brandenburg Gate has become a symbol of unity and peace and is a must for every visitor to Berlin and they want to view the city’s rich history and architecture.

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