According to CNN, the German police are cracking down on organized climate protest rings.
(CNN) As the Munich public prosecutor announced on Wednesday, German investigators have launched a nationwide raid against members of the climate activist group “Last Generation”.
According to the authorities, a total of 15 properties in seven federal states were searched as part of the raids on behalf of the Bavarian State Criminal Police Office (LKA) and the Munich Public Prosecutor’s Office.
Four searches took place in Berlin, three in Bavaria and three in Hesse. The authorities announced that there were other actions in Hamburg, Magdeburg, Dresden and Schleswig-Holstein.
The Munich public prosecutor’s office announced that “due to numerous criminal complaints from the population” they had initiated investigations against a total of seven defendants between the ages of 22 and 38 “accused of forming or supporting a criminal organization”. The reports have been received since mid-2022.
The defendants are accused of organizing fundraisers to fund “other crimes” such as blockades and art vandalism, organized through advertisements on Last Generation’s website. They have apparently collected at least 1.4 million euros.
Let’s hope other countries will follow suit and apply the law equally and not give passports to vandals because the authorities believe in the vandals’ cause.