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German activists sprayed paint on Brandenburg Gate

Berlin, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Environmental activists of the Last Generation group, today, sprayed orange paint on the iconic Brandenburg Gate, located in this capital and considered a symbol of the triumph of peace over weapons.

According to the protagonists of this act, “the protest makes it clear that it is time for a political change: away from the fossil, towards what is just”.

A spokesman for the German police reported the damage to the six columns of this 18th-century neoclassical monument and mentioned the arrests made at the scene.

Last May, the law enforcement agencies and the public prosecutor’s office of that European nation undertook a large-scale operation in pursuit of the members of this organization against climate change, considering it a criminal group.

According to the authorities, the activists promoted civil disobedience actions such as traffic blockades and mobilizations at party events, and in October 2022 several of them threw mashed potatoes on a painting by Claude Monet in a museum outside Berlin.