Climate activists from the group “Am Boden Bleiben” are planning to block an airport in Berlin on Sunday, November 10.
“Am Boden Bleiben” is the German branch of “Stay Grounded,” an international network campaigning for a reduction in aviation.
Anton Trazen, an activist with the group, declined to share specifics on which airport their action will affect.
9./10.Nov🐧🐧in Berlin: Kommt mit uns und setzt ein Zeichen für eine sozial- und klimagerechte Mobilität für alle!
9.11 16h Aktionstraining; 18h Aktionsplenum
10.11 Flugindustrie blockieren – Klimagerechtigkeit jetzt!
— Am Boden bleiben (@ambodenbleiben) October 27, 2019
When asked if the yet-to-be-opened Berlin Brandenburg International Airport is a possible site, Trazen did not rule it out, emphasizing again that their act of civil disobedience would take place at “an airport in Berlin.” The highly anticipated BER airport is scheduled to open approximately a year from now, in the fall of 2020, and has been a target of “Am Boden Bleiben” campaigns in the past.
The group has published a list of demands on their website: among them, abolishing short-haul and domestic flights and halting all new airport construction and expansion.
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