"Letzte Generation" (Last Generation) activists block a road 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, June 30, 2022. REUTERS/Christian Mang

For the second day in a row, the “Last Generation” climate protection initiative blocked streets in Berlin. On the Berlin city highway 100, there were initially impairments at the Halensee and Sachsendamm exits on Thursday morning, said a police spokeswoman. Several people were glued to the roadway.

The Berlin traffic information center reported on Twitter that the A111, A100 and A113 motorways were affected. The longest traffic jam formed on the A100 in the direction of Neukölln.

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According to the police, there had already been blockades at six locations on the A100 the day before, and a total of 43 people were involved. She is now being investigated for coercion. The police initially had no information on reports by the initiative that a demonstrator had been kicked in the head.

On Thursday, the initiative reiterated its call on Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) to speak out against oil drilling in the North Sea. In a press release, Lea Bonasera, a co-founder of the “Last Generation”, demands a word of power from Chancellor Scholz:

“He should speak out clearly against new oil drilling in the North Sea. Drastic change is needed now. We have to save oil instead of drilling for new ones! Simple ways would be a speed limit and free local public transport.”