"Letzte Generation" (Last Generation) activists block a highway under the slogan "Let's stop the fossil madness!" for an end to fossil fuels and against oil drilling in the North Sea, in Berlin, Germany July 4, 2022. REUTERS/Christian Mang TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

The police are also increasingly demanding money against those blocking the motorway, who are thus protesting for more climate protection. By the end of July, 340 so-called fee notices for demonstrators had been issued, the Senate replied to a CDU request.

15 blockers have paid the money so far. The amount of the fee notices for detaching stuck people from the streets was mostly 241 euros, the police also wanted to check whether they could raise further fees, Interior Senator Iris Spranger (SPD) had announced.

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After the first 60 money demands from the police for the wave of blockades in the spring, the climate protection group “Last Generation” asked for donations on the Internet. According to the website, 16,700 euros have been received so far, which corresponds to around 70 times 241 euros.

At the same time, the Berlin public prosecutor’s office concluded 76 investigations by the beginning of August and applied to the court for so-called penal orders, i.e. fines for the blockers for coercion and resistance to the police. The accused can legally defend themselves against it, then it would come to the process.