German climate activists try to block access to country’s three biggest airports

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German climate activists try to block access to country's three biggest airports

Climate activists on Wednesday blocked roads leading to Germany’s three biggest airports, gluing themselves to the ground before police arrived.

Members of the group Uprising of the Last Generation said they wanted to disrupt cargo and passenger traffic at the airports in Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin.

The group has demanded that the government should take measures to end food waste. It argues that throwing away vast amounts of usable food contributes to hunger and climate change.

Past protests involving the blocking of roads and ports have drawn criticism from officials across the political spectrum.

The blockades are reminiscent of the protests last year by the climate action group Insulate Britain, which obstructed many main highways and roads in the U.K.

The activists demanded that the government end food waste, as they blocked roads leading to one of Germany's biggest airports in Munich, Germany on February 23, 2022.
The activists demanded that the government end food waste, as they blocked roads leading to one of Germany’s biggest airports in Munich, Germany on February 23, 2022.
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Climate activists from the group Uprising of the Last Generation are removed by police from blocking a road at Frankfurt Airport, Germany on February 23, 2022.
Climate activists from the group Uprising of the Last Generation are removed by police from blocking a road at Frankfurt Airport, Germany on February 23, 2022.
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