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German police search 15 locations over Last Generation climate protests


Police surround activists of the “Letzte Generation” (Last Generation) after they glued their hands on asphalt, while blocking the central highway A100 to protest for climate councils, a speed limit on highways as well as for affordable public transport, in Berlin, Germany, May 22, 2023. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

German authorities on Wednesday searched 15 properties across the country in connection with an investigation into protests by the Last Generation climate activist group, police said.

Prosecutors in the city of Munich are investigating seven suspects aged between 22 and 38 on suspicion of forming or supporting a criminal organisation, police said in a statement. No arrests have been made.

The suspects are believed to have been raising funds to finance further crimes on behalf of Last Generation, collecting at least 1.4 million euros ($1.54 million) in donations, according to police.

Two of the defendants are suspected of sabotaging the Trieste-Ingolstadt oil pipeline – considered critical infrastructure and therefore subject to special protection – in April last year.

The searches took place in Hesse, Hamburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Bavaria, Berlin and Schleswig-Holstein.

Last Generation activists have been causing large-scale disruption across Germany in recent months by glueing themselves to roads and blocking rush-hour traffic.

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