The German activists starving themselves to make politicians face the climate crisis

The German activists starving themselves to make politicians face the climate crisis

The Last Generation, a six-strong group, is camping out near the Reichstag determined to force a commitment to limit global heating

In a cluster of tents close to the Reichstag building in Berlin are a group of activists who have said they are prepared to starve themselves to death to highlight the lack of ambition among Germany’s main political parties to confront the climate emergency.

Since 30 August the six-strong group who call themselves The Last Generation have been on hunger strike in what is the most radical domestic political protest Germany has seen for decades, in the weeks before one of the most decisive German elections for almost 20 years.

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