Criticism of Chancellor and police
Climate protests in Lützerath: Lilly Blaudszun leaves her Instagram account to activists
The political influencer Lilly Blaudszun left her Instagram account to an activist group from Lützerath. (icon picture)
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Thousands of people demonstrated against the demolition of the village of Lützerath (NRW) over the weekend. Lilly Blaudszun left her Instagram account to a group of activists. what their demands are.
01/16/2023 5:57 p.m
Lützerath. Former politician Lilly Blaudszun has made her Instagram account available to activists from Lützerath. In a post, the group “SPD.Klima.Gerecht” criticized Chancellor Olaf Scholz and called on him to act.
“You started as climate chancellor. That’s why we supported you in the election campaign,” wrote the activists. In their contribution, they appeal to Olaf Scholz and the SPD: “Do justice to social democratic values and future generations and put an end to this climate-destroying madness here in Lützerath and everywhere we have an influence. Stop the eviction.”
Thousands of people have been demonstrating in and around Lützerath, which has been cordoned off by the police, for days. The buildings of the small settlement on the territory of the city of Erkelenz are currently being demolished to enable the energy company RWE to excavate the coal underneath. After the protests initially remained peaceful, the situation escalated over the weekend.
Demonstration in Lützerath: activists criticize the police
The activists also criticize police violence: “Young and old activists are being beaten and violence used who are demonstrating for nothing more than preserving our livelihoods.”
The group “SPD.Klima.Gerecht” sees itself as the party’s “climate policy conscience” and would like to see a faster move away from fossil fuels. The greed of corporations should not decide about our future, they wrote in their contribution.
Editor’s note: In a first version of this text, we incorrectly assigned the quotes from the Instagram post to Lilly Blaudszun. We apologize for this error.