Last Generation activists glued themselves to the Elbe Philharmonic conductor’s console
BERLIN, 24 November – RIA Novosti. Shortly before the start of the concert at the Elbe Philharmonic Orchestra in Hamburg, Germany, activists of the “Last Generation” (Letzte Generation) movement took the stage and affixed themselves to the conductor’s podium. reported the climate movement itself.
According to the statement on the movement’s website, activists who took the stage with orange signal vests on Wednesday evening postponed the start of the Saxon State Capella’s concert in the Great Philharmonic Hall.
“As there is only one Beethoven violin concerto, we have only one planet whose boundaries we are so ignorant of that catastrophes from climate change are becoming more frequent and deadly,” the activists said.
According to them, “There won’t be an Elbe Philharmonic Orchestra to listen to Beethoven while Hamburg is under water.”
According to Hamburger Abendblatt, the concert started a few minutes late.
Climate change activists have become more active in Europe lately and a number of actions have taken place in museums before. In October, two girls from the British environmental movement Just Stop Oil spilled tomato soup over Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” at the National Gallery in London. Later, two activists from the German community “The Last Generation” threw mashed potatoes at Claude Monet’s “Hacks” painting at the Barberini Museum in Potsdam. At the Prado Museum in Spain, eco-activists glued themselves to the frames of Goya’s paintings.
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