Two climate extremists in Germany made themselves look ridiculous when a disruptive protest didn’t go as they had planned.
According to Deutsche Welle, the activists tried to glue themselves to the conductor’s podium before a classical concert on Wednesday at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.
One of the activists taught the crowd to a Beethoven recital.
“Just like there is only one Beethoven violin concerto, we only have this one planet whose borders we disregard so much that climate-related disasters are becoming more frequent and deadly,” the activist claimed, according to Deutsche Welle.
The activists’ plan to cancel the concert completely had a fatal flaw. The metal railing they were glued to was not connected to the concert stage. Only the podium was.
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Their mistake made it easy for venue security to escort the cultural vandals off the premises, all to the applause of the show’s audience.
A man who appeared to be the show’s conductor took the stage as the crowd celebrated the removal of the cultural vandals.
The security forces merely picked up the metal railing and used the object to easily drag the extremists off the stage.
It was hilariously simple and disappointing:
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According to Deutsche Welle, the two activists were finally released from the metal railings and taken into police custody.
The activists boasted about their planned stunt in a video posted to the Twitter feed of Last Generation, a German climate extremist group.
++ Stuck at Beethoven concert ++
“Do we really want to deprive our children of their livelihood because it’s too easy to change something?”
— Last Generation (@uprisingLastGen) November 23, 2022
Climate change extremists have targeted cultural expressions with similar irreverence, in some cases attempting to destroy historical artworks in museums to draw attention to their ardent beliefs.
Art vandals targeted a car painted by American artist Andy Warhol in Milan this month alone, as well as a painting by Charles Ray.
Climate change activists have thrown orange paint at Charles Ray’s Horse and Rider statue in Paris. In Milan, activists threw flour over a sports car painted by US pop artist Andy Warhol pic.twitter.com/11tZymK7px
— Reuters (@Reuters) November 18, 2022
According to the New York Times, art museums have been forced to improve their own security in the face of climate-related vandalism of priceless art.
It also only needs to be noted that in most of these cases the vandals/activists are never cheered or praised. They are usually met with apathy at best. worst case? Only when they leave the stage are they scolded or, in this particular case, cheered.
It’s a bold strategy to try to convince someone to change their behavior, let alone the radical and sweeping changes that climate activists usually push for, by bugging them with petty vandalism.
Will it work?
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