The next wave of protests with climate stickers is expected to roll over Vienna in mid-February. We are now training hard for this.
For about a year now, the last generation has been flattening the city at more or less regular intervals. Highlight: the week-long protest wave in mid-January. Now there is bad news. The climate stickers are planning a new series of blockades from February 13, starting at the Naschmarkt – and this time everything should be even “louder, longer and more intense”. This time it should last two weeks – with an option to extend. Because the climate activists not only provide criticism. With their actions they get more and more followers.
“In recent weeks we have had more than 300 requests from supporters. We can therefore expand our activities,” says spokeswoman Martha Krumpeck. With the new supporters, donations also seem to be bubbling up. The last generation was able to pocket almost 37,000 euros.
Donors empower employees
The funds now give environmental activists more leeway. And to prevent the activists from dealing with banalities such as bills and order stickers, the members are now employed part-time for administrative tasks. “We have the money and the legal structure. But nobody gets paid for protests,” says Florian Wagner. And: In order for someone to take to the streets in the name of the last generation, he or she has to go through a special training camp.
They are also prepared for a possible infiltration by state security. Krumbeck: “If there is an informer, he can certainly not prevent the entire action. Our structure is basically such that not everyone knows all the details.”