Two activists stick to a dinosaur to call for more action against climate change

Two women clung to railings around a dinosaur exhibit at Berlin's Natural History Museum on Sunday in the latest protest by climate activists, calling on the German government to step up measures to combat climate change.

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31 October 2022 Monday 08:30
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Two activists stick to a dinosaur to call for more action against climate change

Two women clung to railings around a dinosaur exhibit at Berlin's Natural History Museum on Sunday in the latest protest by climate activists, calling on the German government to step up measures to combat climate change.

The two activists clung to the railings around the skeleton of a dinosaur that lived millions of years ago, holding a banner that read: "What if the government doesn't have it under control?"

"Dinosaurs went extinct because they couldn't withstand massive climate changes. The same thing threatens us," said Caris Connell, one of the women, 34.

The group Last Generation, which was behind the protest, said Germany must cut emissions immediately to stop the mass extinction of species and called on Berlin to impose a speed limit on motorways.

Germany's government has set CO2 reduction targets to become carbon neutral by 2045, but has not set a speed limit on the country's motorway network.

The protest continued for 20 minutes until the police arrived. Releasing the women from the railings took another 40 minutes.

The Natural History Museum said it had filed a criminal complaint for trespassing and property damage.

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