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Protestors glue themselves to railing during concert but make one major error

Jess Hardiman

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Protestors glue themselves to railing during concert but make one major error

Footage has emerged showing protestors in Germany glueing themselves to a railing during a concert, but they both made one major error.

The climate activists stormed the stage at Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie concert hall on 25 November, where musicians were performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto.

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The audience booed as they glued themselves to the conductor’s podium and addressed the crowd.

According to LBC, one of the protestors is believed to have shouted: “We are collectively suppressing the climate catastrophe and thus taking a life in security and peace away from our children!

“Just as there is only one Beethoven violin concerto, we only have this one planet whose boundaries we so disregard that climate related disasters are becoming more frequent and deadly.”

They added: “There will be no more Elbphilharmonie to enjoy Beethoven when Hamburg is under water. The crisis is escalating right now, before our eyes!”

The audience booed as they glued themselves to the conductor’s podium. Credit: Twitter/@IngridStangl1
The audience booed as they glued themselves to the conductor’s podium. Credit: Twitter/@IngridStangl1

The outlet added that the activists were later identified as Marlene Limburg and Stefgan Mueller, with a tweet from campaign group Letzte Generation saying: "Do we really want to deprive our children of their livelihood because it's too easy to change something?

"Just as there is only one Beethoven violin concerto, we only have this one planet."

Another tweet said: “We are so disregarding the planetary boundaries that soon there will be no turning back.

“It's time to position yourself. What will you do?”

While many protests involve hours – or even days – of disruption, the duo probably underestimated just how easy it would be for security to escort them off stage, meaning their sit-in didn't last too long.

It turns out the railing they had attached themselves to could simply be lifted up from the podium – as venue staff proved when they marched on stage.

One staff member picked up the railing and pulled it down from the small platform, in turn forcing the two climate campaigners to join them as they walked off stage.

It wasn't long before they were escorted off stage. Credit: Twitter/@IngridStangl1
It wasn't long before they were escorted off stage. Credit: Twitter/@IngridStangl1

One other also walked behind them to make sure they were effectively frogmarched away.

As the protestors were removed, the audience’s boos were replaced by a wave of cheers.

Over in the UK, Just Stop Oil have recently staged similar protests in a bid to halt the licensing, development and production of oil and gas.

In October, a group formed three roadblocks between Knightsbridge and Brompton Road in London, some glueing themselves to the tarmac to stop traffic as furious drivers began pulling them onto the pavement.

The activists wrote on Twitter at the time: "BREAKING: KNIGHTSBRIDGE AND BROMPTON ROAD BLOCKED At 10 am, 32 supporters of Just Stop Oil established 3 road blocks on Knightsbridge and Brompton Rd, stopping traffic in either direction. Some have glued on. All are expected to be arrested."

Featured Image Credit: @IngridStangl1/Twitter

Topics: World News, Environment

Jess Hardiman
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