‘This is only the tip of the Christmas tree’, or “the tip of the iceberg” of what instead foreshadows a real climate catastrophe. It is with this inscription effigy of the gesture that the Last Generation collective of climate activists sawed off the top of the Christmas tree placed in front of the Brandenburg Gate in the heart of Berlin.
A gesture of rebellion to draw attention to climate change and its inevitable consequences, even during these Christmas holidays. Two of the team members used a hydraulic lift and a hand saw to cut 2 meters off the top of the 15m tree and hang the banner on what was left of the tree.
Last Generation He said he wanted to emphasize that Germany is only seeing the “tip” of the climate catastrophe unfolding around the world and called on German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s government to do more to tackle global warming. Police confirmed the action. Criticizing these protests, Chancellor Scholz had called on activists to show “a little creativity”.
In recent months, the group has drawn attention to the climate emergency, but also anger, with blitz including blocking major roads and throwing food at famous paintings.
Last Generation climate activists saw off the top of the Christmas tree in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin