Climate activists from the protest group Last Generation cut down a small tree in front of the Chancellery in Berlin. They said they did this to draw attention to the German government’s”exacerbation of the climate catastrophe” through the clearing of forests to build “motorways and quarries.”
Authorities were at the scene to observe the protest action and take down activists’ personal details, said a police spokesman. An investigation has been opened into the action. Last Generation tweeted about the protest: “Business and politics are sawing at the branches on which civilisation is sitting.